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September 20, 2016
Lend a Hand to Protect the Park on National Public Lands Day this Saturday
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates 100 years protecting native ecosystems and invites everyone to lend a helping hand on National Public Lands Day (NPLD) this Saturday, Sept. 24

September 13, 2016
Tips for Safe and Easy Lava Lake Viewing
Visitors and local residents gather nightly at the Jaggar Museum observation deck in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to watch the lava lake spatter and glow within the summit crater of Kīlauea volcano, vying for the best parking spot and vantage point.

September 13, 2016
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for October 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in October.

September 06, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for September 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for September 2016:

September 02, 2016
Most Areas in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Now Open
Most areas previously closed within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park due to Hurricane Lester are now open.

September 01, 2016
Park Partially Open as Hurricane Lester Nears
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open Thursday, with partial closures in place as Hurricane Lester nears, and Hurricane Madeline, now downgraded as a tropical storm, passes south of Hawai‘i Island

August 31, 2016
Park to Close at Noon as Hurricanes Move Closer
To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close at noon today until it is deemed safe to reopen

August 30, 2016
Partial Closures at Park as Hurricanes Approach
To ensure the safety of visitors and employees, sections of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will close starting at 5 p.m. today as hurricanes Madeline and Lester approach Hawai‘i Island.

August 15, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for September 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in September

August 10, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for August 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for August 2016:

August 10, 2016
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service with a Fee-Free Weekend of Hawaiian Music, Culture & Science
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service through music, culture and science on Friday and Saturday, August 26 and 27…absolutely free!

August 09, 2016
Summit Explosion Justifies Closure of Halema‘uma‘u Crater
An explosion from Kīlauea volcano’s summit Saturday evening flung chunks of molten and solid rock onto the rim of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, turned night into day, and destroyed the power system for scientific equipment used to monitor the volcano.

August 01, 2016
100 Years and No Signs of Stopping
Kīlauea is putting on quite a show for park visitors eager to see a volcanic eruption – just like it was 100 years ago today when Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park was established on August 1, 1916.

July 22, 2016
Partial Closures at Park as Tropical Storm Darby Nears
To keep visitors and employees safe as Tropical Storm Darby approaches Hawai‘i Island, park officials will close all backcountry areas and certain roads in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, effective 5 p.m. today, Friday, July 22.

July 18, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for August 2016
August 1 is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, and August 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service itself. Come celebrate and Find Your Park all month long with five fee-free dates, a native plant giveaway, the annual Cultural Festival and BioBlitz and other many other special centennial events!

July 15, 2016
Park Offers Route and Tips for Viewing Lava Flows
Visitors may hike and bicycle along the gravel emergency access route at the end of Chain of Craters Road to view and access lava as it flows down the Pūlama Pali and spreads out onto the coastal lava plain in the national park, and towards the ocean.

July 06, 2016
Volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” Programs
Help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest at the summit of Kīlauea volcano for the next 100 years and volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, now through September 2016.

July 05, 2016
Rangers Urge Park Visitors to View Latest Flows from Safe Distance
The newest lava from Kīlauea volcano is drawing visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, as flows from Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō vent in the remote east rift zone stream down the Pulama Pali, spread onto the coastal lava plain and slowly advance towards the Pacific Ocean

June 15, 2016
Centennial Events for July 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in July. All ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

June 09, 2016
Save the Date for the 36th Annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes Cultural Festival & BioBlitz
Mark your calendars for the free Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz, Saturday, August 27, 2016!

June 07, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s Abbreviated Final General Management Plan / Wilderness Study / Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision Signed
The Record of Decision (ROD) approving the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP/WS/EIS) was signed into approval on May 24, 2016. This plan provides long-term management guidance about the preservation and use of this national treasure, UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

June 01, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for June 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces flight plans for June 2016

May 25, 2016
The Nēnē Class of 2016 Takes Flight
It’s springtime and nēnē have begun to reappear in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, after being less visible since fall and winter, when they hunker down to nest, raise goslings and grow a new set of flight feathers (molt).

May 18, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Will Increase Fees Beginning June 1
On June 1, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park entrance fees will increase, as part of a three-year incremental plan to meet national standards for parks with similar visitor amenities.

May 06, 2016
Free Summer Junior Ranger Programs begin June 7 and June 14
Keiki from ages 7 to 13 years old are invited to “Find Your Park” and become junior rangers through Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s free Keiki o Hawai‘i Nei summer program during the park’s centennial year.

May 06, 2016
Escape Road Improvements Begin Monday
A project to improve and repair Escape Road from Highway 11 to Nāhuku (Thurston Lava Tube) in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will begin Monday, May 9.

April 28, 2016
Visitation to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park in 2015 creates $151,246,200 in economic benefits
Report shows visitor spending supports 1,834 jobs in local economy

April 28, 2016
Nāmakanipaio Campground Now Open
Nāmakanipaio Campground in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has reopened. Hawai‘i Volcanoes Lodge Company, which manages the campground under a concession contract for the park, is taking reservations immediately.

April 19, 2016
Roundup of Centennial Events at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park - April through December 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is in the fourth month of celebrating its 100th anniversary, and everyone is invited to participate in the year-long celebration that lasts through December 31, 2016.

April 19, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for May 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in May.

April 12, 2016
Explore Kahuku in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park April - June 2016
Everyone is invited to Find Your Park and participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and guided hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from April through June 2016. Kahuku is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday of the month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and all events are free. You can explore Kahuku on your own, or join these upcoming programs, including a new trail, Pu‘u Kahuku.

April 07, 2016
Find Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park During National Park Week
Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary – and the centennial of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park – during National Park Week, April 16-24. Entrance fees will be waived nine full days, and a “National Park Rx Day” will be held on Sunday, April 24.

April 07, 2016
Lost Camper Located
A man from Holland who was missing overnight from Kūlanaokuaiki Campground in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Tues., April 5 has been located.

April 04, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for April 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for April 2016:

March 15, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for April 2016
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in April

March 11, 2016
Sulphur Banks Trail Improvements Underway
A project to improve and repair the popular Sulphur Banks Trail and boardwalk in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has begun.

March 10, 2016
Find Your Park on the Big Screen
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will show sister park movies for free to raise awareness of the other national parks in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands during its centennial year – which also marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

March 10, 2016
Park's Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/EIS Available for Review
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce the release of the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Abbreviated Final General Management Plan/Wilderness Study/Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP/WS/EIS). This plan provides long-term management guidance about the preservation and use of this national treasure, UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.

March 08, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations for March 2016
– Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for March 2016:

February 23, 2016
Traveling Quilt Exhibit Honors National Park Service Centennial
During March, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will display 13 colorful art quilts created to celebrate the National Park Service centennial anniversary

February 19, 2016
Puapo‘o Lava Tube Adventures Return for Park’s 100th Birthday
Visitors to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park during its centennial year can reserve an adventurous guided hike into a large lava tube formed by Kīlauea volcano centuries ago.

February 18, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for March 2016
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in March.

February 01, 2016
Notice of Flight Operations February 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following flight plans for February 2016:

January 29, 2016
After Dark Goes OUT of the Park in 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s popular After Dark program will travel to Hilo and Kailua-Kona this year to celebrate the park’s centennial anniversary in those communities. This year is also the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service.

January 22, 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for February 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in February.

December 31, 2015
Save the Hawaiian Rainforest and Volunteer for “Stewardship at the Summit” Programs, January – June 2016
Help ensure the future of the Hawaiian rainforest at the summit of Kīlauea volcano for the next 100 years by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, now through June 2016.

December 24, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Offers Free Admission for 17 Days in 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 years old in 2016, and so does Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. All national parks will waive entrance fees on 16 special days in 2016, and Hawai‘i Volcanoes will offer one additional fee-free day to celebrate its 100th birthday on Aug. 1, 2016.

December 24, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for January 2016
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the public in January.

December 17, 2015
Roundup of Centennial Events at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and everyone is invited to participate in the year-long celebration from New Year’s Day through December 31, 2016.

December 04, 2015
Centennial Series Schedule for 2016 After Dark in the Park programs & hikes
From New Year’s Day 2016 through December 31, 2016, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will celebrate its centennial anniversary, and everyone is invited to join the celebration! Starting in January, and running each month through December 2016, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will offer a Centennial-themed After Dark in the Park program on a Tuesday night about a fascinating facet of the park’s 100-year history. The following Saturday, a ranger-guided excursion will connect visitors in person to the topic discussed. The Centennial Series events are free, are co-sponsored by the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, but park entrance fees apply. No advance registration is required.

December 04, 2015
After Dark in the Park & Centennial Hike Series Showcase a Century of Stewardship
In 2016, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will celebrate 100 years of connecting people to, and caring for, the extraordinary landscape, native plants and animals and Hawaiian culture linked with Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes

December 04, 2015
Notice of Flight Operations December 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for December 2015:

November 30, 2015
Victim in Fatal Thanksgiving Crash Identified
The female victim of a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Thursday night has been identified as 23-year-old Destanie Renon of Waikoloa.

November 27, 2015
National Park Service rangers seek witnesses to fatal crash
National Park Service rangers are seeking witnesses to a fatal single-vehicle accident that occurred on Highway 11 near mile marker 30 and the Pi‘i Mauna Drive intersection in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Thursday night.

November 19, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park December 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in December. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply.

November 16, 2015
New Hawai‘i Volcanoes Artist-in-Residence uses technology for new perceptions of Hawaiian beauty
Everyone is invited to experience a bold new perspective on the beauty of Hawai‘i through innovative digital artist Dr. Jean-René Leblanc, the artist in residence at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National for December 2015.

November 04, 2015
Free Entry to Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Veterans Day, November 11
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park joins national parks across the country in waiving entrance fees for Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11.

October 30, 2015
Notice of Flight Operations for November 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces the following upcoming flight plans for November 2015:

October 27, 2015
Nesting Season Begins for Endangered Nēnē
It's breeding and nesting season for nēnē, and park visitors are urged to drive with caution and to give the endangered Hawaiian goose space.

October 09, 2015
Nāmakanipaio Closed due to Hazardous Trees
Nāmakanipaio Campground and cabins are closed until further notice due to several large and hazardous eucalyptus trees that recently fell.

October 09, 2015
Keola Awong Selected as Kahuku Unit Area Manager in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Keola Awong is the new site manager for the Kahuku Unit within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. She will oversee staff and visitor programs in the 116,000-acre unit, which is open to the public on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 09, 2015
Explore Kahuku October thru December 2015 in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Everyone is invited to Find Your Park and participate in the upcoming Kahuku events and guided hikes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, from October through December 2015. Kahuku is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday of the month, and all events are free. You can explore on your own, or join these upcoming programs:

October 09, 2015
Notice of Flight Operations for October 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park announces its upcoming flight plans for October 2015.

October 05, 2015
Dog rescued from earth crack in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Search-and-rescue rangers safely extracted a pet dog from a 20-foot-deep earth crack in the national park over the weekend.

September 21, 2015
Herb Kane artwork restored at Jaggar Museum
A colorful wall mural of Hawaiian deities painted by Herb Kawainui Kane has been restored at Jaggar Museum in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

September 18, 2015
Park Offers Free Entry and Stewardship Opportunity on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park invites everyone to volunteer and help protect the native Hawaiian rainforest on National Public Lands Day, Sat., Sept. 26.

September 15, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park October 2015 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in October.

September 08, 2015
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park - Public Notice
Notice of Flight Operations

September 04, 2015
New Logo Commemorates Park's Centennial Anniversary in 2016
In 2016, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will celebrate a century of caring for, and connecting people to, the remarkable landscape, native plants and animals and Hawaiian culture linked with Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes. The park’s new centennial logo depicts the three elements that define Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: culture, geology, and biology.

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