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HVNP Seeking ‘Stewardship at the Summit’ Volunteers

March 27, 2015, 1:26 PM HST
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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park is seeking volunteers to participate in “Stewardship at the Summit” programs beginning April 2 and lasting through June.

Each Stewardship at the Summit day begins at 9 a.m. and goes for three hours on April 2, 11, and 17, May 1, 8, and 20, and June 5, 13, and 19.

Closeup of kōlea lau nui. NPS Photos/J. Ferracane.

Closeup of kōlea lau nui. NPS Photos/Jessica Ferracane.

Volunteers who participate in the program will help to remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native species from growing.

Interested participants can meet the project’s leaders, Paul and Jane Field, at the Kilauea Visitor Center at 9 a.m. on any of the scheduled dates.

Program organizers strongly suggest that volunteers wear sturdy hiking shoes, long pants, a hat, raingear, day pack, snacks, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided.


There is no advanced registration required to take part in the program, and there is no cost to participate. Park entrance fees still apply.


Since 2012, 4,271 hours have been dedicated by volunteers and more than 25 acres of native rainforests in the national park have been restored.

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