fri22jul8:30 amfri1:00 pmForest Restoration Project - July 22, 20168:30 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park


July 22, 2016 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 22nd, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

This month we will be doing invasive Faya tree removal in an area new to us. The area is a nice Ohia woodland, growing on a pahoehoe lava flow. We will also learn about the park’s native forest restoration program.

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 14 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.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Mark Johnson at or (808) 961-5012 by Monday evening July 18th. 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 & Paul Field 

Forest Restoration Committee Co-Chairs

P.S. Please save the date for our upcoming Forest Restoration Projects in 2016:

August 27 (no project—HVNP cultural festival and BioBlitz)
September 16, Friday
October 14, Friday
November 18, Friday