Today on this huaka’i, we worked at the Wai'anae Kai Forest Reserve with the Wai'anae Mountains Watershed Partnership to get rid of weedy grasses and the haole koa trees. We are doing this to restore the native plants to their homes and places they belong. The challenge in this huaka’i was trying to work hard and keep hydrated at the same time. Another challenge was trying to stay cool in the hot sun with only little to no breeze and barely any shade. Well my favorite part of this field trip would be when we were pulling weeds because we were challenging the lady’s to see who worked harder. A topic that was discussed would be safety, we talked about safety because we were using dangerous tools and in the hot sun. We also talked about what kind of native plants and animals could be found here in the past and the importance of our work to restore this area. We were getting rid of the haloe koa trees and invasive grasses because they are fire starters and also to create a fire break to protect the watershed area where we were at. Everyone worked hard together contributing to a very productive day.