Volunteer Forest Restoration Project
The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park hosts our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Saturday, June 20, 2015
This month we will be removing invasive, non-native faya plants at the Kilauea section of the park, in an area new to us. Some of the faya will be smaller ones that can be pulled; many will be well-rooted or larger trees that we will cut with hand tools with a few of us applying herbicide. This a nice area of ‘ohi’a forest with some open space. We will learn about the park’s native forest restoration and invasive plant control programs.
Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to hike at least one mile over rough, uneven terrain through brush in an area with moderate slope. 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 snacks.
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 16 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.
Be aware that there can be VOG or high levels of SO2 in the area. If it is too heavy or the Park is closed, we’ll cancel the project and try to notify everyone in advance.
***If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patty Kupchak at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening June 15th. Please include your first & last name, email address and a phone number where we can reach you at the last minute in case of cancellation***
Come join us for a wonderful opportunity to enjoy our National Park and participate in native forest recovery!
Please save the dates for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2015
July 17, Friday
August 14, Friday
September 11, Friday
October 16, Friday
November 20, Friday
|8:30 am - 1:00 pm|