fri14apr9:00 amfri3:00 pmForest Restoration Project - APRIL 20179:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Kahuku Visitor Contact Station


April 14, 2017 9:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Kahuku Visitor Contact Station

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The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, April 14th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We’ll be working at the Kahuku unit of the park, planting native seedlings in an area where we have been working for over 10 years. This will provide a hands-on opportunity to see how native forest recovery is progressing as part of the park’s broader vegetation management program. Volunteers play an important role in protecting important and threatened native ecosystems.

Volunteers should be at least 12 years old, and be able to hike at least one mile over rough, uneven ground.  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 lunch. 

Also imperative is scrubbing the soles of one’s shoes prior to arrival on site, in order to ensure outside dirt/soil and invasive species aren’t tracked in. Clothing, tools, and gloves, etc. should be clean before entering the park to protect against seeds, Rapid Ohia Death fungus and other invasives.

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. We will be working away from the park entrance, so volunteers will need to stay until the project is completed at 3 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patty Kupchak at or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening April 10th. Please include your first & last name(s), email address(s) 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!

Mark Johnson, Patty Kupchak, Linda Schubert & Paul Field 

Forest Restoration Committee

P.S. Please save the dates for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2017:

May 19, Friday

June 16, Friday

July 21, Friday

August 18, Friday

September 8, Friday

October 20, Friday

November 17, Friday