Winner of the 2009 Best Travel Guide Merit Award from the North American Travel Journalists' Association (NATJA). There are struggles to keep Hawai'i's coastlines from being developed, desperate battles to protect endangered plants and wildlife against invasive species. And there are the tireless folks, who wake up obsessing about some cherished piece of wilderness or some underwater sanctuary or some species in danger of falling off the map. We all need a paradise to come home to. But we need to consider our impact on this paradise more importantly, our responsibility to it. The opportunities in this book are one way to begin. Includes a comprehensive list of local organizations that offer volunteer opportunities for visitors and residents alike who are interested in preserving Hawai'i's natural beauty.