Stewardship at the Summit!

Invasive Himalayan Ginger Removal
Invasive Himalayan Ginger Removal

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

 
Scheduled Dates:
Saturday July 9, 2016
Wednesday July 13, 2016
Saturday July 23, 2016 ~CANCELLED~
FridayJuly 29, 2016
Friday August 5, 2016
Saturday August 13, 2016
Friday August 19, 2016
Friday September 2, 2016
Saturday September 10, 2016
Wednesday September 14, 2016
Saturday September 24, 2016
Friday September 30, 2016

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:

(808) 985-6000
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