Forest Restoration – ADDED Project – December 12

We are pleased to announce an added Forest Restoration Project for 2013.  Normally, we do not do a project in December.  However, this year we have an opportunity to do a planting project on December 12.  Please visit our “Events” section for details and you can sign-up to volunteer!

Mahalo to all of our dedicated volunteers this year.

BIRDING Institute Location Change

Due to hunting season at Pu’u O’o, our birding institute location has been changed to Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge.  The date – NOVEMBER 23 remains the same.

For more information, please visit the “Events” section of our website or call (808) 985-7373.


October Forest Restoration Project SUCCESS!



Our recent planting at Kahuku was awesome. The park really appreciates the work we do. What a pleasure it is to work with you all.

Thanks for the planting and helping move things around from site to site.

Photos by Carol Johnson


Here are the plants and numbers:

Kauila 21

Aalii 196

Ohia 16

Naio 50

Hoawa 116

Total: 399

Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park


Forest Restoration Re-scheduled from October 18 to October 25

Good news volunteers and forest lovers – The October 18 Forest Restoration Project that was cancelled due to the government shutdown has been RESCHEDULED!

JOIN US – Friday, October 25 from 9 am to 3 pm.   We will be planting native seedlings in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park’s Kahuku area.


For details on how you can volunteer, please go to our “Events” page.


PARK OPENS – Shutdown Over

Aloha Friends,

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park will reopen on Thursday, October 17 at 6:00 am.  The park’s visitor center will open at its regular time of 8:45 am.


During the government shutdown, Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park today, and everyday are supporting Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

The closure may be temporary, but the park will always need support.  This time, more than ever, we need to stay involved.

What can you do?

  • Become a Friends’ member or renew your membership
  • Designate a donation to your favorite project/program
  • Volunteer for future programs and events

We are also committed to providing alternative experiences for our members and visitors alike.  Check out our upcoming institutes.  All proceeds from our  institutes support the park.

We are OPEN for business – Email:  • website:  • call (808) 985-7373.


Aloha Members and Friends

Unfortunately, due to the government shutdown, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park will be closed until further notice.

Because our office is located inside of the National Park, we will temporarily move to another location – outside of the park in Volcano, Hawaii.

OUR OFFICE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS – we will maintain operations and we will continue to be staffed full-time!

We need to continue the critically important support of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.  Grant writing, program planning, fundraising and institutes on demand will still happen.  Stay tuned for program changes.

Walks and restoration projects scheduled for later this month will not be cancelled at this time.  If the government is still shut down, we will make alternative walk and restoration plans.

You can reach us by telephone at (808) 985-7373, email: or

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page – for daily happenings, updates, member photos and more.

National Public Lands Day – September 28

National Public Lands Day is on Saturday, September 28.

Entrance fees to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park are waived – Great time to enjoy the park with your entire family.

Want to be part of a volunteer Forest Restoration Project instead?

Join the park and the Ocean View Community Association in controlling fountain grass along roadways in Hawaii Ocean View Estates. Fountain grass increases fire potential, and the park is working to prevent its spread in HOVE and keep it from establishing in the Kahuku unit. We will learn about the problems of fountain grass and its safe control from a member of the park’s Natural Resources Management team.

For more about this Forest Restoration Project –…ion-project-18/