MW Strategy Appendices


The Makai Watch Strategy was created in 2011-2012 by community members, sponsoring and partnering agencies, as well as the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and the Division of Aquatic Resources, to provide a standardized program that would streamline the communication and process with the resource managers and enforcement officers.

 Makai Watch Strategy 

A goal of the Makai Watch Strategy was to create an official State of Hawaii program.  This would entail that the Makai Watch program would have to become standardized and would include standards and safety protocols as part of state program requirements.  The following document is a list of the program standards as well as the safety protocols to be used when conducting the observation and incident reporting component of Makai Watch.

Makai Watch Standards and Safety Protocols

To ensure the quality of the program a Makai Watch evaluation was created to provide quantitative and qualitative measurements.  

Makai Watch Evaluation

Interested Makai Watch Volunteers can review the volunteer application form here.  Makai Watch volunteers are subject to a background check, and asked if they are willing to testify in court.  Makai Watch volunteers are also provided with training in both Awareness Raising and Outreach, and Observation and Incident Reporting.

Makai Watch Volunteer Application

The Makai Watch program is an official State program of the Department of Land and Natural Resources.  This form is used by the Department for liability purposes and must be submitted by all Makai Watch Volunteers participating in the program.

DLNR Volunteer Agreement Form