Hawaiʻi Volcanoes

Stewardship at the Summit!

Invasive Himalayan Ginger Removal
Invasive Himalayan Ginger Removal

NPS Photo / Jessica Ferracane

Come help out the park and the 'āina (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 closed 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 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.

For more information:

  • If in the park, check at Kīlauea Visitor Center
  • Non-groups may email Paul and Jane at field@hawaii.edu
  • Groups should contact Kūpono McDaniel at 808-985-6015 or email

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Note: For groups larger than 10, please clear with us at least one week ahead of the event to ensure we are able to accommodate your group.

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


808 985-6011

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