Open House At Hakalau Wildlife Refuge

April 15, 2014, 11:32 AM HST
* Updated April 18, 12:23 PM
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Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge will celebrate Earth Day with an Open House this Saturday, April 19.

Guided rainforest hikes will be offered between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to observe rare and colorful native birds and plants and to learn about refuge management practices.

Visitors may also tour a 131-year-old koa cabin and the refuge greenhouse, and visit displays about conservation in Hawaii in the Pua Akala Barn.

Visitors must provide their own four-wheel-drive transportation to the Refuge, which is a two-hour drive from Hilo, Waimea or Kona.

Reservations are required. Call the refuge office in Hilo, 443-2300, by Wednesday, April 16. A map, directions and additional information will be mailed to all participants.

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