Girls rewarded with ‘puka of blue above Puu Mahoe’

The Maui News

11/04/18

KC Buzianis and Mikala Kanehe (in pink) lead the hike transporting plants and supplies for planting in a newly cleared area in the D.T. Fleming Arboretum.

 

Forty weekend participants helped haul prunings and plant native trees and understory.

Despite flash-flood warnings over all Maui the weekend of Oct. 12, the Girl Scouts of Troop 770, 772 and 923 kept their plans for a two-night campout at Puu Mahoe. They were rewarded with a “puka of blue above Puu Mahoe,” reported campers, while most of leeward Haleakala — Kula to Kanaio — rained.

The weekend included volunteer service projects in the D.T. Fleming Arboretum, a badge award ceremony, badge projects and games. Forty girls, along with their families, hauled prunings and planted 60 native trees and understory, reforesting a newly cleared area in the arboretum.

The arboretum welcomes community group partnerships in the preservation of some of Maui’s rarest species and the restoration of South Maui’s native forests.

 

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