• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

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.

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

 
Dates:
Friday June 13, 2014
Friday June 20, 2014
Friday June 27, 2014
Wednesday July 2, 2014
Friday July 11, 2014
Saturday July 19, 2014
Friday July 25, 2014
Friday August 1, 2014
Saturday August 9, 2014
Friday August 15, 2014
Friday August 29, 2014
Friday September 5, 2014
Saturday September 13, 2014
Friday September 19, 2014
Friday September 26, 2014

Did You Know?

'Ama`u fern frond unfurling.

The young fronds of the `ama`u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) often emerge red to block harmful rays from the sun. They gradually turn green with age.