Volunteer Forest Restoration Project

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, October 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This month we will be working at the Kahuku unit of Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park. We will be removing invasive plants in a kipuka of native Ohia forest with a nice mix of other native trees and understory. Access and work at this site will be strenuous. We will learn about the park’s native forest restoration program at the Kahuku unit.

Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able walk at least a mile and climb a steep slope with uneven footing and climb over and under logs. This project will be more difficult than most of our work sites. Sturdy walking shoes and long pants are required, along with gear for variable weather conditions (be prepared for sun or rain with a hat, raincoat, sunscreen, etc.) plus drinking water and a lunch.

Also imperative is scrubbing the soles of one’s shoes prior to arrival on site, in order to ensure outside dirt and invasive species seeds aren’t tracked in.

Our goal is a crew of 14 people, and pre-registration is required. All participants will need to sign a Friends release form and a park volunteer form. For those under 18, an adult will need to co-sign.

***If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patty Kupchak at forest@fhvnp.org or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening, October 12. Please include your first and last name, email address, and a phone number where we can reach you at the last minute in case of cancellation***

We look forward to working with you on many important projects this year!

Please save the dates for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2015

November 20, Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm