Guided TNC Waikamoi Preserve Hikes

Boardwalk_JennaSzerlag_WEBBoardwalk Hike

Journey into Maui’s Native forest and end up immersed in a place that is the same as it was before the arrival of humans to this island. Hike is 3miles round trip, moderate-strenuous with about 700ft elevation change on uneven terrain.

Time: 8am-3pm.

Offered:  Friday, July 8th & Tuesday, August 2nd






BirdBird Loop Hike

Enter into a gulch filled with Native Honeycreepers, Hawai‘i Koa, Ōhi‘a trees and ferns. Learn about this magical place and why native species hold such great importance to our way of life. Hike is easy-moderate, 1.25 mi roundtrip on uneven terrain.


Time: 8am-1:30pm

Offered: Wednesday, June 29th & Wednesday, July 20th


Contact EMWP to sign up at 573-6999 or

  • Hikes meet in Pukalani.
  • Limited transportation is available.
  • Approx. 30min will be given on your own to photograph and sketch.
  • Hikers must bring: water, sunglasses/hat, sunscreen, rain gear, snacks or lunch, backpack to carry it in, and wear sturdy close toed shoes.
  • Space is limited
  • Hikes may be changed or canceled at any time due to changes in the threat of an invasive fungus called Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death.



Get Excited about Mālama Wao Akua 2016!

We are thrilled to again be partnering with the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center and we want YOU to get excited about Maui Nui native species!! It is time to research, visit places, and create for the love of our ʻāina.

This is an especially important year as East Maui Watershed Partnership is proud to be celebrating it’s 25th year as the FIRST watershed partnership in the State.  We invite you to learn about Maui’s native species by:

  • Visit our website to learn about the important work we do
  • Teachers, get your class involved. See ʻTips for Teachers” on the artist resources page.
  • Take a hike with us into the TNC’s Waikamoi Preserve. More info on the blog page.
  • Spark your artistic ideas by taking a class at the Hui
  • Attend the info session on entering MWA on July 5th at the Hui from 5pm-6pm

More ideas for inspiration can be found on the artists resources page.  Read the prospectus for more detailed eligibility criteria.  Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center is located at 2841 Baldwin Ave. Makawao, HI 96768


Joseph Imhoff and his son Henry

Joseph Imhoff and his son Henry

Talk Story Thursdays at the Hui

Join us Thursdays throughout Mālama Wao Akua to listen to what experts have to say about conservation on Maui!  Talks are at the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao from 5pm-6pm.


Date Who Affiliation
Sept. 10th Dr. Art Medeiros Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU
Sept. 17th Dr, Fern Duvall II DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management-Maui Nui Program Manager
Oct. 8th (NEW DATE!) Jay Penniman Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project Manager
Oct. 15th Scott Crawford, Manuel Majia,Jay Carpio The Maui Nui Makai Network Experience – Makai to Mauka. 
Oct. 22nd Dan Eisenberg EMWP Program Manager
Oct. 29th Jordan Jokiel Haleakalā Ranch Land Manager 


Opening Reception Photos

We had a beautiful opening of Mālama Wao Akua 2015 last Friday!  We had 154 artists enter with 93 artists selected to be on display representing 60 Maui Nui native species. We would like to thank Bryan Berkowitz/ for volunteering his time that evening to take these amazing photographs that capture the excitement of the evening.  We also would like to thank Judy McCorkle and Tom Reed of Aloha Recycling INC for sponsoring this event and all of the wonderful staff at Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center.


Opening Reception

MWA15 Invite

Opening Reception Friday, September 4th

4pm-5pm: Juror’s Walk Through with jurors Denby Freeland-Cole and Keahi Bustamente

5pm: Opening Presentation

  • Blessing by Gordean Bailey and Hula by Wehiwehi O Leilehua
  • Opening Remarks
  • Mayor Representative Keith Regan
  • EMWP Program Manager
  • Hui No’eau Executive Director
  • Artists Awards


  • Hula by Wehiwehi O Leilehua
  • Light pupu courtesy of Pukalani Superette, Old Lahaina Luau, Flatbread Pizza Co., and Mana Foods with beverages provided by Hui No’eau and Whole Foods Kahului



Other events throughout the exhibit

Talk Story Thursdays 5pm-6pm at the Hui

Each night we will host a different environmental expert:

Sept. 10th: Dr. Art Medeiros, Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU

Sept. 17th: Fern Duvall II, DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management-Maui Nui Program Manager

Oct. 8th(NEW DATE): Jay Penniman, Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project Manager

Oct. 15th: Scott Crawford, Manuel Majia, Jay Carpio, The Maui Nui Makai Network Experience- Makai to Mauka

Oct. 22nd: Dan Eisenberg, EMWP Program Manager

Oct. 29th: Jordan Jokiel, Haleakalā Ranch Land Manager


MWA Keiki Day: Saturday, Sept. 19th 10am-2pm at the Hui

Join East Maui Watershed Partnership and the Hui for games and crafts for the kids to learn about Maui native species and watersheds.

Native Floras in Watercolor #1185: Sept, 18th & 19th 10am-4pm

Create a watercolor painting that focuses on the beautiful blooms of the wiliwili taught by Carmen Gardner.  Tuition is $130 for Hui members and $162 for nonmembers. Sign up with the Hui at


Malama Wao Akua is generously sponsored by Judy McCorkle and Tom Reed of Aloha Recycling INC

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