Fee-Free Days at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2014
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i – Mark your calendars for these nine fee-free dates at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park in 2014:
January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and volunteer to remove invasive ginger along the summit of Kīlauea, 9 a.m. to noon. Meet project leader Paul Field at Kīlauea Visitor Center. Bring a hat, raingear, garden gloves, day pack, snacks and water. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Walk-ins welcome, no advance registration required. Entrance is free all day.
February 15-17, President's Day weekend
April 19-20, National Park Week's opening weekend
August 25, National Park Service's 98th Birthday
September 27, National Public Lands Day
November 11, Veterans Day
Hawai'i Volcanoes is one of five national park units on the island of Hawai'i. Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is also free of charge on the NPS fee-free 2014 dates. Pu'ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site, Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park, and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail do not charge entrance fees. Information on special offerings at parks nationwide is available at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.