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Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaii National Park, HI – Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park shares the Kahuku Unit by offering free programs to introduce visitors and residents to the park's southernmost section on select Sundays from January through March 2014. For all activities below, enter Kahuku on the mauka (uphill) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5, and meet near the parking area. Sturdy footwear, water, raingear, sun protection, and a snack are recommended.
'Ōhi'a Lehua. There is more to the 'ōhi'a lehua tree than meets the eye. Learn about the vital role of 'ōhi'a lehua in native Hawaiian forests, the many forms of the 'ōhi'a tree, and the lehua flower. Visitors traveling through the park will be able to identify the many differences of the most prominent tree in the Kahuku Unit. Pack a lunch to enjoy during the program. The 'Ōhi'a Lehua program is offered Jan. 12, Feb. 9, and March 23; from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.