fri21jul8:30 amfri1:00 pmForest Restoration Project - July 21, 20178:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park


July 21, 2017 8:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting our next volunteer

FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This month we will be doing invasive Faya tree removal in an area where we have been helping the park for the past several years. We will learn abou the park’s native forest restoration 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 17 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 it is too heavy or the Park is closed, we’ll cancel the project and try to to notify everyone in advance.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Patty Kupchak at or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening July 17, 2017. Please include your first & last name(s), email address(s) and a phone number where we can reach you.

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:


August 18, Friday

September 8, Friday

October 20, Friday

November 17, Friday