05/17/2013Location: Call Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: Free event Contact Name: Patty Kupchak Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Phone Number: 808-352-1402
The Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park hosts our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, May 17th, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
This month we'll be planting native tree seedlings in the Kīlauea section of the park. The area where we work and the species planted will be dependent on how much rain has been received by possible planting sites 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 12 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening, May 13th. 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!