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Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative to host Wiliwili Festival

The Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative will be hosting this year’s Wiliwili Festival from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, in Waikoloa Village. The Wiliwili Festival will be a fun, free educational event for all ages. The event will be held at an outdoor site along Quarry Road, in Waikoloa Village.

WDFI will be hosting forest tours, workshops, and kid’s activities in addition to promoting awareness of Hawaiian dry forest ecosystems, the species that live within them and the cultural, ecologic and intrinsic value of our native forests. The festival will include three forest tours within the Waikoloa Dry forest preserve throughout the day beginning at 8:30 a.m., 12:30pm and 2:30pm; those interested are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited.

There will be informational booths sponsored by environmental, educational and cultural organizations, a silent auction, native plant sales, food, music and free activities for all ages.

For more information on the event or to sign up for a tour please contact Jen Lawson at jen@waikoloadryforest.org or (808) 339-2142. Visit the website at waikoloadryforest.org and the Facebook page for Wiliwili Festival updates.