Aloha Friends,

As some of you may know, I am collecting Seva stories to spread ideas and positive news. Seva means selfless service for the benefit of our community and the environment. Yesterday I attended an informative lecture delivered by Maui Mauka, Nature-Based Tourism. I learned a lot about endemic and invasive species, restoration, birds etc. Click the link or check out the below list of numerous opportunities to participate with local non-profit groups and then write your seva story!  send your seva story to Johanna at

Mahalo!  Johanna Waters

If you’re looking for activities on Maui that have a positive impact and that you can learn from, consider this extensive list:

Conservation Volunteer Opportunities on Maui

Upcountry/East Maui
  • Planting on the Leeward Haleakalā – Auwahi Forest Restoration Project –

  • Restoration, invasive species control in Haleakalā National Park – Friends of Haleakalā –

  • Forest restoration, seed collection, data entry, gear repair – Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project –

  • Controlling invasive ginger in Waikamoi Preserve – The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi – or email

West Maui