Get Your Hands Dirty

101 Things to Do (Big Island) - - IT’S A BIG, BIG ISLAND -

Trav­el­ers are find­ing that one of the best ways to dis­cover the “real” Big Is­land is to sign up for a vol­un­teer project and get their hands dirty work­ing with lo­cal res­i­dents on con­ser­va­tion as­sign­ments.

Sign on for af­ter­noon or multi-day trips to help with a va­ri­ety of projects, such as trail build­ing and main­te­nance, plant­ing na­tive plants, con­trol­ling in­va­sive species or clear­ing coast­lines of marine de­bris.

“Vol­un­teer­ing on Va­ca­tion” is an idea that’s catch­ing on world­wide. Get started by call­ing one of th­ese agen­cies:

• Hawai‘i For­est & Trail (800) 464-1993 or (808) 331-8505 • Na­ture Con­ser­vancy of Hawai‘i (808) 939-7171 • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Ser­vice (800) 344-9453 • Hawai‘i Vol­ca­noes Na­tional Park (808) 985-6000

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