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May 20, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes Will Increase Entrance & Camping Fees Beginning June 1
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will incrementally increase entrance and camping fees over the next three years in order to fund deferred maintenance and improvement projects within the park, and to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities. Entrance fees for recreational use have not increased since 1997

May 20, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Blended Best of Western Science with Traditional Hawaiian Culture
Initial species count tops 416, including over 22 new to park’s species list; 73 threatened species also seen

May 13, 2015
Busy Weekend Expected at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Best known for its active volcanoes and stunning landscapes, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will this weekend welcome hundreds of scientists, students and Hawaiian cultural practitioners to the BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival.

May 11, 2015
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to Host BioBlitz 2015
Join Top Scientists, Students and the Public in Race to Count Species and Celebrate Connection of Science and Hawaiian Culture.

May 04, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park May 2015 Hawaiian Cultural, After Dark in the Park and Other Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in May.

May 01, 2015
Artist-in-Residence Holds Open Studio for Visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s current artist-in-residence, feather artist Rick Makanaaloha Kia‘imeaokekanaka San Nicolas, is holding an open house Monday through Friday, now through May 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the 1932 Administration Building (also called the ‘Ōhi‘a Wing).

April 30, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Draft General Management Plan / Wilderness Study / Environmental Impact Statement Available for Review and Comment
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce the availability of its draft general management plan, wilderness study, and environmental impact statement (GMP/WS/EIS).

April 27, 2015
Rise in Lava Lake Creates Surge in Visitation
Thousands of additional visitors are flocking to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to witness the large lava lake steadily rise at the summit of Kīlauea volcano.

April 23, 2015
Visitation to four national parks on Hawai‘i, the Big Island creates $175,579,100 in economic benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 2,282,752 people in 2014 visited four national park units on Hawai‘i, the Big Island, and spent $175,579,100 in communities near the parks. That spending supported 2,162 jobs on island, and had a cumulative benefit to the local community of $248,036,200.

April 23, 2015
Visitation to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park creates $136,838,700 in economic benefits
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 1,693,005 visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2014 spent $136,838,700 in communities near the park. That spending supported 1,672 jobs on island, and had a cumulative benefit to the local community of $170,878,000.

April 17, 2015
Explore Kahuku in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
April - June 2015 Programs

April 16, 2015
Park seeks BioBlitz & Cultural Festival volunteers
Nearly 100 volunteers are needed to help with the upcoming BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, May 15 and 16, 2015.

April 09, 2015
Junior Rangers encouraged to "Find Your Park" as National Park Week begins
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park encourages keiki to connect with their national park and World Heritage Site by becoming a Junior Ranger on Sat., April 18 – Junior Ranger Day and International Day on Monuments and Sites

April 07, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Public Notice of Flight Operations
Notice of Flight Operations

April 07, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Host BioBlitz 2015
Sign Up Now to Join Top Scientists, Students and the Public in a Race to Count Species and Celebrate the Connection of Science and Hawaiian Culture May 15 and 16, 2015. 35th Annual Cultural Festival Moved to May and Expanded to Include Biodiversity

March 27, 2015
Volunteers Sought for Stewardship at the Summit - April through June 2015
Help protect the native Hawaiian rainforest at the summit of Kīlauea by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, now through June 2015

March 24, 2015
Kitchen Fire Temporarily Closes Restaurants in Volcano House
Both restaurants in Volcano House are closed for at least two days while officials investigate the cause of a kitchen fire that sent a hotel employee to the hospital Tuesday morning.

March 20, 2015
11-year-old lost, and found, off Kīlauea Iki Trail
An 11-year-old boy from Canada who took a shortcut off Kīlauea Iki Trail was located by park rangers and reunited with his family Tuesday night, March 17.

March 17, 2015
April 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in April. To celebrate the Merrie Monarch Festival’s 52nd anniversary, special cultural presentations are offered April 7, 9 and 10. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs.

March 10, 2015
Friends of HVNP & Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Earn National Award for Public Lands Partnership
The nonprofit group Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park (FHVNP), and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, received the Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) 2015 Partnership Award for Public Lands Partners.

February 18, 2015
March 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in March. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

February 11, 2015
Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with Free Admission to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Make an executive decision to visit a national park this Presidents Day weekend. All fee-charging national parks will offer free admission from February 14 through 16, including Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

February 06, 2015
Fatality at Thurston Lava Tube
A 71-year-old male visitor from Japan died yesterday after suffering an apparent heart attack at Thurston Lava Tube in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

January 26, 2015
February 2015 Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in February. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

January 23, 2015
Notice of Flight Operations for January and February 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for the remainder of January and February 2015:

January 23, 2015
New Hours at Jaggar Museum and Kīlauea Visitor Center
Effective immediately, Jaggar Museum in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Kīlauea Visitor Center is also open daily, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association bookstores within both visitor facilities have the same hours.

January 02, 2015
Volunteers Sought for Stewardship at the Summit, January through March 2015
Resolve to protect the Hawaiian ecosystem from invasive, non-native plant species by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, now through March 2015.

December 31, 2014
Tips for Visiting Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park During Busy Holiday Season
Park visitation increases during the holiday travel season, especially between Christmas and New Year’s Day, and this week is no exception.

December 31, 2014
Master Mechanic Harold Mulliken Retires
New Year’s Eve is not only the last day of 2014, but it also marks the retirement of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park master mechanic Harold Mulliken. Born and raised in Volcano, Hawai‘i, Mulliken served his “playground” for nearly 25 years.

December 29, 2014
Explore Kahuku January - March 2015 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, offered January through March 2015. All events are FREE!

December 22, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity Cultural Festival - May 15-16, 2015
Grab your daypack and join the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service at the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival, Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16, 2015.

December 17, 2014
January 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in January – which is also Volcano Awareness Month, established by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

November 24, 2014
December 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and music with the community and visitors in December. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

November 04, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Releases Environmental Review for Emergency Access Route
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is seeking public comment on the environmental review and decision regarding the construction and use of an emergency access route along the lava-covered section of Chain of Craters Kalapana Road. The environmental review for the emergency access route (22’ width) was completed in accordance with alternative NEPA arrangements developed by and in consultation with the Department of Interior and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality.

October 27, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park November 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in November.

October 21, 2014
"End of the Road" will close during emergency route construction
Work begins Friday, October 24 on an emergency access route between Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Kalapana along the historic Chain of Craters Road-Kalapana alignment, from the park side.

October 19, 2014
Most of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park opens Sunday
Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park opened Sunday following Hurricane Ana, except for Mauna Loa Road which remains closed due to downed trees.

October 18, 2014
Parts of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park reopen Saturday
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened parts of Crater Rim Drive along Kīlauea Caldera today at noon, including Kīlauea Visitor Center and Jaggar Museum.

October 15, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close Friday
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will be closed Friday, October 17 in anticipation of Tropical Storm Ana.

October 14, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park proposes fee increases for 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is seeking public feedback on possible entrance fee increases starting in 2015. Entrance fees for recreational use have not increased since 1997.

October 07, 2014
Notice of Aerial Operations Oct-Nov 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for October and November:

October 06, 2014
Volunteers Sought for Stewardship at the Summit: October through December 2014
Protect the Hawaiian ecosystem from invasive, non-native plant species by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Stewardship at the Summit begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon. The dates from October through December are: October 8, 18, 24, and 31; November 7, 15, 21, and 29; and December 3, 12, 19, and 27.

October 03, 2014
Explore Kahuku October - December 2014 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, offered October through December 2014. All events are FREE!

October 01, 2014
Park Events Celebrate Archeology
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park commemorates both Hawaiian Archeology Week Oct. 3-12, and International Archeology Day on Oct. 18 by offering a series of ranger-guided hikes, archeology-themed events, and a special junior ranger program. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Chisel these events onto your calendars:

September 22, 2014
Chain of Craters Road to be rebuilt as emergency route
The National Park Service announced today that it will work with the State and County of Hawai‘i to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130.

September 16, 2014
October 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Events
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in October. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

September 12, 2014
Park Offers Free Entry & Volunteer Opportunities on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 27
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to volunteer and help protect the park’s native ecology on National Public Lands Day, Sat., Sept. 27. Everyone gets in for free, and volunteers at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will receive a free pass to use on another day of their choosing.

September 05, 2014
Notice of Flight Operations for September
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following updated flight plans for the month of September.

August 21, 2014
Free Entrance to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on NPS Founders Day, August 25
The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 98th birthday on Monday, August 25, Founder’s Day, and entrance is free to all fee-charging national parks in America, including Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

August 15, 2014
Kīpukapuaulu, Nāmakanipaio, and Mauna Loa Now Open
The popular forested trail at Kīpukapuaulu (known locally as “Bird Park”), Nāmakanipaio campground, and Mauna Loa summit and backcountry within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park are now open.

August 15, 2014
September 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in September. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

August 14, 2014
Notice of Flight Operations August/September 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for August and September 2014.

August 11, 2014
Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is Open
Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is now open, including popular trails like Kīlauea Iki. Some closures remain in effect as park staff removes fallen trees and other debris from roadways and trails following Tropical Storm Iselle.

August 09, 2014
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Reopens
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open today, Saturday, August 9, 2014, with some closures in effect as park officials assess damage and remove fallen trees and other debris from roadways and trails following Tropical Storm Iselle.

August 06, 2014
Partial Closures at Park as Hurricane Iselle Nears
To keep visitors and employees safe as Hurricane Iselle approaches the Hawaiian Islands, park officials will close all backcountry areas and certain roads in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, effective 6 p.m. this evening. Kīlauea Visitor Center and Jaggar Museum will close at 1 p.m. tomorrow, Thurs., Aug. 7, 2014.

August 05, 2014
Park Prepares for Hurricane Iselle
In anticipation of Hurricane Iselle bearing down on the Hawaiian Islands, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will remain open, but park officials are closing all backcountry areas and some roads.

August 04, 2014
Park Receives Grant from National Park Foundation for Endangered Honu‘ea
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is one of 23 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Impact Grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks. The $19,200 grant will assist park efforts to protect the federally endangered hawksbill turtle, known as the honu‘ea in Hawaiian, by supporting park volunteers who monitor nesting beaches, rescue distressed females, eggs and hatchlings, improve habitat, and provide information to beachgoers along the southern coast of Hawai‘i Island.

July 25, 2014
Tours and Film Share History of World War II Detention Site at Kīlauea Military Camp
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will offer guided tours of the former World War II detention camp site at Kīlauea Military Camp on Tuesday, July 29, and show the documentary, The Untold Story: Internment of Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i.

July 21, 2014
August 2014 Hawaiian Cultural Programs in the Park
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian cultural programs with the community and visitors in August. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. (There is no After Dark in the Park event for August). Cultural programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association.

July 18, 2014
Tourism to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Creates $124,937,400 in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report for 2013 shows that the 1,583,209 visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park spent $124,937,400 in communities near the park. This spending supported 1,476 jobs in the local area.

July 18, 2014
5 Hawai‘i National Parks to Celebrate Hawaiian Flag Day July 31
Five national parks on Hawai‘i Island and Maui will simultaneously commemorate the first national holiday in Hawai‘i, Lā Hae Hawai‘i (Hawaiian Flag Day), on Thursday, July 31.

July 16, 2014
Park Offers Free Hawaiian Music Songwriting Retreat
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is offering a two-day Hawaiian music songwriting retreat for beginners on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17. Hawaiian music, language and haku mele (Hawaiian song) experts Kenneth Makuakāne and Kaliko Trapp-Beamer will lead the workshops.

July 14, 2014
Hawai‘i Island National Parks to Celebrate Hawaiian Flag Day July 31
Four national parks on Hawai‘i Island will simultaneously celebrate the first national holiday in Hawai‘i, Lā ho‘iho‘i ea, or Hawaiian Flag Day, on Thursday, July 31. The event is free, but entrance fees apply at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park & Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park.

July 01, 2014
Reminder: Fireworks Prohibited in National Parks
Fireworks are prohibited in national parks, including the Fourth of July, according to federal law.

June 30, 2014
Notice of Flight Operations for July
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for July.

June 27, 2014
Explore Kahuku July - September 2014
Everyone is invited to participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, offered July through September 2014. Two new hikes and special holiday programs are included, and all are FREE!

June 18, 2014
July 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in July. All programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

June 13, 2014
Experience Kahuku at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park's Annual Cultural Festival, July 12
Save the date and participate in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s 34th annual Cultural Festival, Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the park’s Kahuku Unit in Ka‘ū, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free!

June 06, 2014
Summer Jr Ranger Program Begins June 17
Youngsters nine to 12 years old are invited to become junior rangers through the park’s Keiki o Hawai‘i Nei summer program. The fun-filled, four-day program begins Tuesday, June 17 and ends Friday, June 20. On June 17 and 20, the program is from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; on June 18 and 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 04, 2014
Gail Minami-Judd Retires
Gail Minami-Judd retired from Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on May 31, 2014, following 31 years of dedication to the National Park Service (NPS). She served as the Supervisory Park Ranger and Kīlauea District Ranger for the Protection Division since 1990.

June 04, 2014
Clarence "Aku" Hauanio Retires
Clarence “Aku” Hauanio retired May 30, 2014 after 29 years of service to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Aku worked for the Natural Resources Management division as a pest control worker, and was devoted to protecting the endangered species within the park, including the nēnē (endemic Hawaiian goose), and the ‘ua‘u (Hawaiian petrel).

May 17, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park June 2014 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in June. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events.

March 03, 2014
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Creates $113,376,400 in Local Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 1,353 jobs in local economy.

February 12, 2014
Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend with Free Entry to All National Parks
To celebrate the connections between our national leaders and national parks, all 401 National Park Service sites will have free admission during the upcoming Presidents Day weekend, February 15-17.

January 16, 2014
Fee-Free Days at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2014
Mark your calendars for these nine fee-free dates at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2014!

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