Stewardship at the Summit!

Paul and Jane Field

Paul and Jane Field Removing Invasive Himalayan Ginger

NPS Photo / Jessica Ferracane


Volunteers Paul and Jane Field lead "Stewardship at the Summit" and you are invited to participate!

Come help out the park and the 'aina (land) by cutting invasive himalayan ginger (Heydechium gardnerianum) on park trails. Loppers and gloves are provided. Participants are encouraged to wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and close toed shoes. Work is often in the shade of the forest with sweet sounds of native honey creepers like 'apapane, 'amakihi and 'ōma'o above to serenade as you work. Water, snacks, rain gear and sun protection are recommended.

This project is open to the public and school groups. The hike is around a 1 mile, moderate round trip into Kīlauea caldera down the Halem'auma'u trail, leaving from Kīlauea Visitor Center. The hike involves walking over rough uneven terrain on a dirt and rock path, with up to a 400' elevation change.

General Public: No reservations required. Check at Kīlauea Visitor Center for more information or contact Andrea Kaawaloa-Okita 808-985-6013 or email Andrea.

School Groups: A special version called Mālama Āina - Stewardship is available for school groups, grades 5 - college, by submitting a Program Request Form.

Please visit the Educational Programs for School Groups page for more information.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Scheduled Dates:
Saturday January 2, 2016
Friday January 8, 2016
Friday January 15, 2016
Saturday January 23, 2016
Saturday January 30, 2016
Friday February 5, 2016
Saturday February 13, 2016
SaturdayFebruary 20, 2016
WednesdayFebruary 24, 2016
Wednesday March 2, 2016
Friday March 11, 2016
Saturday March 19, 2016
Saturday March 26, 2016
Saturday March 26, 2016
Friday April 1, 2016
Saturday April 9, 2016
Friday April 15, 2016
Friday April 22, 2016
Saturday April 30, 2016
Friday May 6, 2016
Saturday May 14, 2016
Wednesday May 18, 2016
Saturday May 28, 2016
Friday June 3, 2016
Saturday June 11, 2016
Friday June 17, 2016
Wednesday June 22, 2016

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