• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Event Details

  • 03/16/2013

    Location: Mauna Loa Strip Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Event is free Contact Name: Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Contact Email: forest@fhvnp.org Contact Phone Number: 808-985-7373

Aloha!

The Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park hosts our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Saturday, March 16th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This month we'll be planting native tree seedlings on the Mauna Loa strip section of the park. We'll be working in an area where we have worked before and be able to see the progress that is being made. We will also learn about the park's native forest restoration program.

Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to hike at least one mile over uneven terrain through brush in an area with a moderate slope. Sturdy walking shoes and long pants are required, along with gear for variable weather conditions (be prepared for sun or rain with a hat, raincoat, sunscreen, etc.) plus drinking water and a lunch.

Also imperative is scrubbing the soles of one's shoes prior to arrival on site, in order to ensure outside dirt and invasive species seeds aren't tracked in.

Our goal is a crew of 14 people, and pre-registration is required. All participants will need to sign a Friends release form and a park volunteer form. For those under 18, an adult will need to co-sign.

Be aware that there can be VOG or high levels of SO2 in the area. If it is too heavy or the park is closed, we'll cancel the project and try to notify everyone in advance.

***If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patty Kupchak at forest@fhvnp.org or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening, March 11th. Please include your first and last name, email address, and a phone number where we can reach you at the last minute in case of cancellation***

Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our national park and participate in native forest recovery!

Patty Kupchak, Paul Fields, Pohai Montague-Mullins & Mark Johnson
Forest Restoration Committee Co-Chairs

P.S. Please save the date for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2013:

Friday, April 19
Friday, May 17
Saturday, June 15
Friday, July 19
Friday, August 23
Saturday, September 28
Friday, October 18
Friday, November 15

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