Volunteer Forest Restoration Project

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park hosts our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For June we be working in an area of Ohia forest that has been invaded by Kahili ginger. We will be cutting the ginger back so that it can be treated by the park’s weed management crew.

Carol Johnson Removing Ginger

Carol Johnson Removing Ginger

We will learn about the park’s forest restoration efforts from a member of their Natural Resources Management team.

Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to walk up to 1/2 mile over uneven terrain with a 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 a snack.

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 the Friends at forest@fhvnp.org or call the office at (808)985-7373 by Monday evening, June 10. 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***


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