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Virtual public meeting for park’s Disaster Recovery Project environmental assessment rescheduled for Wednesday

Image of concrete overlook coated in thick gray volcanic ash and a sign that reads "Fountains of Fire" on a broken rock wall. A long crack is seen on the ground
The damaged overlook at Jaggar Museum, August 4, 2018.

NPS Photo/J.Christensen

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News Release Date: July 25, 2022

Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaiʻi – Due to technical difficulties, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has rescheduled a virtual public meeting regarding the environmental assessment for the 2018 Disaster Recovery Project’s proposed action. The meeting will be held Wednesday, July 27 at noon HST. 

To join the webinar, go to, or join by phone, toll-free: (888) 475-4499. The webinar ID is 955 6987 2923. The meeting will be recorded and a link to the recording will be posted on the project website:
The Disaster Recovery Project presentation will be at the top of the hour. Participants will be able to learn more about the environmental assessment for the project, have discussions with Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and U.S. Geological Survey staff, and provide input.

Can’t make the meeting? The public is invited to review and submit input on the environmental assessment before July 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MDT (7:59 p.m. HST) in the following ways:  

•  Online through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website: The PEPC website hosts the EA and detailed project information. 

•  Phone: Callers can leave a detailed message or request someone calls them back by calling a dedicated phone line, (808) 460-6212.  

Only the noon virtual meeting last Thursday experienced technical difficulties. The 6 p.m. meeting was held as scheduled.

The 2018 eruption and caldera collapse were the most destructive eruptive events in Hawai‘i in the last two centuries, and the park closed to the public for 134 days.  

Last updated: July 25, 2022

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