The Koke‘e Resource Conservation Program (KRCP) is an organization that took on the responsibility for protecting one of Kaua‘i’s irrreplaceable natural treasures, the Koke‘e and Waimea State Parks and the Alaka‘i Swamp primarily through the removal of alien invasive plants from the native ecosystem.  Operating out of the historic CCC Camp in Koke‘e State Park, KRCP has coordinated the removal of over 9 million invasive specimens over more than 9,000 acres, some of which includes repeat acres, in these areas.  Since its inception in 1998 well over 26,000 local and visiting volunteers have contributed to this vast forest restoration effort.  Working collaboratively with State and Federal agencies and with international NGO’s, KRCP is helping to restore the vital natural and cultural heritage of the island of Kaua‘i.

 

 


Summary of Activities, Koke'e Resource Conservation Program

 

Year

Number of Volunteers**

Volunteer hours

In-Kind*

Volunteer Personal Days

Locals

Visitors

Volunteer Overnights

# weeds

Acres**

1998

     1,440

6,808

$79,262

   772

74%

26%

453

516,700

 296

1999

     1,742

7,631

$64,294

   985

62%

39%

845

801,067

 304

2000

     2,028

7,142

$66,510

   806

67%

33%

771

888,866

 269

2001

     2,242

10,133

$150,460

   1,348

54%

46%

1,592

1,162,604

 567

2002

     2,126

8,649

$151,261

   1,092

59%

41%

678

1,033,768

 857

2003

     2,108

10,126

$129,423

   1,266

54%

46%

790

701,578

 597

2004

     2,177

10,300

$176,338

   1,285

57%

43%

1,231

748,606

 882

 

 

 

Total

   7,554

 

 

 

 

 

 Year 

 Number of Volunteers**

Volunteer hours 

In-Kind*

Contributed Labor/Hours

 Volunteer Overnights

 # weeds

Acres**

2005

     2,003

9,444

$152,593

   614

62%

38%

768

793,482

 766

2006

     1,660

9,243

$153,456

   848

52%

48%

1,032

651,519

 779

2007

     1,398

7,338

$352,328

   862

73%

27%

594

458,225

 886

2008

     1,414

6,808

$185,126

   1,895

67%

33%

659

404,926

 995

2009

     1,797

10,431

$231,313

   728

73%

27%

749

436,930

 456

2010

     1,532

10,061

$239,286

   1,346

78%

22%

502

381,353

 751

2011

     1,510

9,213

$194,508

   611

59%

41%

604

494,663

 781

2012

     1,009

7,621

$153,232

   644 

46%

54%

477

301,753

 280

2013     9658,280$180,649    865 60% 40% 426 359,972  536 

Totals

     27,151

139,228

$2,660,039

   8,412

 

 

12,171

10,136,012

 10,002

*Includes volunteer/contributed labor valued at $16/24 per hour.

**Includes repeat acres and repeat volunteers.