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A Gift that Gives All Year
Support Hawai`i's National Parks with a TriPark Pass
Hawai`i's National Parks announced the sale of a new edition of the annual TriPark Pass.
The $25 pass is available now at Hawai'i Volcanoes, Pu'uhonua o Honaunau, and Haleakalā National Park entrance stations.
Passes purchased in December can be used starting January 1, 2011 and are valid for entrance to all three parks for one year.
The new edition features a painting of 'ulei by Hilo artist John Dawson. 'Ulei, a member of the rose family, is a sprawling native shrub that grows in all three parks. Its flowers and leaves are used in lei and for medicine, while its tough wood is used to fashion 'o'o (digging sticks) and hoops for fish nets.
Eighty percent of the pass purchase price is invested in projects that enhance a park visitor's safety, access, and enjoyment. Parks use the money to rehabilitate hiking trails, provide waysides and brochures that interpret distinctive natural and cultural features, improve survival of endangered native species, and more.
For more information, call Haleakalā National Park's fee office at (808) 572-4443.