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Mālama ‘Āina Service Projects 2022

Throughout the year, Maui Health employees and providers volunteer their time to learn and assist in giving back to the environment and keeping Maui beautiful. The Mālama ‘Āina service projects aim to provide a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn more about Hawaii’s history through volunteering, with a focus on caring for the ‘āina and perpetuating the Hawaiian culture.

In June, the team joined Skyline Conservation to plant native trees on the slopes of Haleakalā. “It was awesome to be out in nature, a truly enlightening experience learning about native plants like palapalai, māmaki, and maile and the impact invasive species have on Maui’s ecosystem. I felt great knowing we were helping in the conservation efforts & giving back to the community.” — Devin Doss, Quality Department

In September, our Maui Health team, including community providers, joined Bilingual Educational Technician, Theresa Fernandez, for a hike through Hosmer Grove at Haleakalā National Park. Guests learned about the park's history, cultural and natural resources, stewardship, and native forest bird watching.⁠ We're so grateful for Theresa and the Haleakala National Park Service for sharing about their organization and conservation efforts.⁠

Other Mālama ‘Āina excursions this year included revitalizing the Maui Fishpond. See photos from our service projects below.