No Potable Water Available in Kipahulu
Due to a leak in the main waterline in Kīpahulu there is no potable water in Kīpahulu for the foreseeable future. The leak was discovered on July 23, 2014 during routine inspections. Visitors should bring their own drinking water.
For your safety
The Summit and Kīpahulu Districts are remote. An ambulance can take up to 45 minutes to arrive at either district from the nearest town. People with respiratory or other medical conditions should also be aware that the summit of Haleakalā is at 10,000 ft.
Drive cautiously - Endangered birds land on roadway
Nēnē (Hawaiian geese) are nesting in the park and may land on or frequent park roads and parking lots. Drivers are reminded to drive at the posted speed limits and exercise caution.
Haleakalā National Park 2014 Call for Cultural Practitioners
Beginning in June 2014, Haleakalā National Park will host a series of Native Hawaiian cultural programs and performances in the Kīpahulu and Summit Districts of the park. The park seeks cultural practitioners who will demonstrate Native Hawaiian crafts or arts and engage visitors during their activity. Schools and community groups are especially encouraged to apply.
Through support from our non-profit partner, the Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association, an honorarium of $200 will be offered to each group of practitioners. Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association will also offset the purchase of supplies (up to $200) to be used by visitors during a demonstration.
Cultural programs and performances will occur in the Summit and Kīpahulu Districts of the park between 1pm and 3pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, starting on June 14, 2014. The venues are: next to the Kīpahulu Visitor Center, in Kīpahulu; or next to the Headquarters Visitor Center in the Summit District. Please plan on setting up by 12:30pm. Plan on 100-200 visitors taking part in your activity. Please note that practitioners will not be allowed to sell any products or collect tips in the park.
One 10x15 tent, some chairs, and 1-2 small tables will be available for practitioners to use. Any additional set-up equipment will need to be provided by the practitioner.
If you are interested, please fill out this form completely and email or postal mail it to the park by Wednesday April 30, 2014. Only complete applications will be considered. Forms are also available at any Haleakalā National Park visitor center or at www.nps.gov/hale/supportyourpark. (Click on the "2014 Call for Cultural Practitioners" link). Applicants will receive a response by Friday, May 9, 2014.
Please provide the following information and answer the following questions:
Type of performance or program (weaving, hula, etc):
Contact Phone number:
Contact postal address:
1. How does your cultural performance or program further one or more of the following educational themes of Haleakalā National Park: a. The summit of Haleakalā is sacred in Native Hawaiian culture.
b. The richness of stories about water, `āina, ancestors, birds, and plants, that have been carried through generations, demonstrates the thriving Native Hawaiian culture.
c. Haleakalā National Park contains several ahupua`a, a uniquely Hawaiian concept of land use.
2. How will your cultural performance or program engage visitors?
3. What supplies (up to $200) are needed so visitors can participate in this demonstration? (For example: raffia for weaving, paint for hala painting, stamps for kapa cloth, etc). Please provide the type of supply, quantity, and possible source. (Any leftover supplies may remain in the park for future use by park visitors).
4. What set-up equipment will you need (tent, chairs, tables)?
5. Please indicate any special requirements (accessibility, etc):
6. Please indicate your choice of venue: Summit ____ OR Kīpahulu___
7. Please indicate one first choice and one second choice from the following list of dates.
June 14: June 14 is FULL
June 28: First Choice Second Choice
July 12: First Choice Second Choice
July 26: First Choice Second Choice
August 9: First Choice Second Choice
August 23: First Choice Second Choice
Please email this application to: email@example.com by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
You can also postal mail this form to: ATTN: Cultural Demos, Chief of Interpretation, Haleakalā NP, PO Box 369, Makawao, HI, 96768. Postal-mailed applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2014. Only complete applications will be considered.
Applicants will receive a response from the park by Friday, May 9, 2014. Mahalo for your interest!
Did You Know?
You might find squid beaks at 10,023 feet (3055 m) above sea level. Haleakalā National Park is home to the ʻUaʻu - the Hawaiian Dark-Rumped Petrel - sea birds that eat squid and regurgitate the indigestible beak ouside their burrows in the summit district.