The Civilian Conservation Corps built a camp at Waimea on the Big Island for 194 enrollees. The expenditure was $141,762.03. The CCC worked in forested areas in the vicinity of this camp, and their work typically included projects like tree planting; truck, foot and horse trail construction; construction of foot bridges; installation of fences; seed collection; erosion control and construction of check dams; building shelter houses; “elimination of undesirable animals” [presumably invasive species]; “eradication of exotic plants”; installation of pipe lines and telephone lines; camp ground development.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Annual Report of the Governor of Hawaii to the Secretary of the Interior for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1940, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1940, p. 55.
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