Help us with our Hale!

We're hoping to finish by the end of the year!

Thank you for your continued support and your interest in our exciting new project! If you’ve been to the Waikoloa Dry Forest Preserve, you know that we are working hard to reforest areas between the ancient wiliwili trees with native trees, shrubs, and vines to recover the native community of plants that make up the lowland dry forest. You also know that there is very little shade in the preserve during the hottest parts of the day! While we’re confident that one day, the preserve will be full of native trees that cool the air and provide shade for us, we’re excited to be building a pavilion for all of our volunteers, students, staff and visitors to enjoy. This project will make teaching in the forest more effective, volunteering more comfortable and will also open up new opportunities for educational workshops, events, and field trips.

Future Foresters

If you would like to contribute to our hale, or any of our programs, we would love your help! We are still in need of funding to cover additional construction costs, storage cabinets and a countertop, a handwashing sink, teaching resources such as interpretive signs, field guides and dissecting microscopes for students. This project is going to change the way we are able to educate our community and make visiting the preserve an even better experience. We look forward to sharing its completion with you and thank you for your continued support! Every donation makes a difference and we hope you’ll take this opportunity to help us build something that will transform our programs and visitor experiences for many years!

Hale in Progress

We know that you support our work protecting and restoring native forest and that you see the value in our educational programs and we are so grateful to have you on our team. Please help us improve and sustain these programs by making a tax-deductible donation today. You can choose to contribute toward our construction project or our general needs at one of the donor levels listed or customize the amount of your gift. If you'd like to support our programs with smaller, monthly donations throughout the year, we'd like to invite you to subscribe to our monthly giving program which helps us sustain our programs with reliable, monthly income. 

Please make your tax-deductible donation online to help us reach our goal and better serve our community and protect our 'aina We also accept checks sent to our office address PO Box 384087 Waikoloa, HI 96738. Mahalo for choosing to support our effort to preserve protect and restore the native dryland forest of Waikoloa. The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative is a nonprofit exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the tax code and your gift to the forest is tax deductible, EIN# 45-2689264.

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Mahalo for your continued support, we'll be sending an invitation to our grand opening and VIP party to you soon!