Stewardship at the Summit
Kīlauea Visitor Center,
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee Information: Free event - Park entrance fees apply
Contact Name: Paul & Jane Field
Contact Email: E-Mail Us
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 no reservations are required. Interested people can stop by Kīlauea Visitor Center to get directions and more information. The hike is around a one 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.
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.