fri14oct8:30 amfri3:00 pmForest Restoration Project - October 14, 2016 - FULL8:30 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park


October 14, 2016 8:30 am - 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00)


Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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Mahalo volunteers!  THIS PROJECT IS FULL – Registration is now closed.  Please join us for a future project.

The Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is hosting our next volunteer FOREST RESTORATION PROJECT on Friday, October 14th, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This month we’ll be planting native tree seedlings in the Mauna Loa section of the park. We’ll be working in an area of nice Koa and Ohia forest. This will provide hands-on learning about out-planting and how it fits in with 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 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 Patty Kupchak at or (808) 352-1402 by Monday evening October 10, 2016. 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 & Paul Field 

Forest Restoration Committee Co-Chairs

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

November 18, Friday


Tickets are not available for sale any more for this event!