Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Hosts Next Forest Restoration Project

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park hosts our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, July 19, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ranger Corie Yanger planting in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park - Credit: FHVNP

Ranger Corie Yanger planting in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park – Credit: FHVNP

This month we will be planting native trees in 1 to 3 gallon pots in the Kilauea section of the park. The area where we work and the species planted will be dependent on how much rain has been received by possible planting sites. We will also learn about the park’s native forest restoration program.

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.

In addition, imperative is scrubbing the soles of one’s shoes prior to arrival on site, in order to ensure outside dirt and invasive species seeds are not tracked in.

Our goal is a crew of 12 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 will cancel the project and try to notify everyone in advance.

***If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Friends at or call the office at (808)985-7373 by Wednesday evening, July 17. 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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