Community Meetings Scheduled on HVNP Future

August 13, 2018, 5:18 PM HST (Updated August 14, 2018, 6:46 AM)
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The Big Island community is invited to share ideas about the future of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and what the visitor experience might be like during a series of informal meetings slated for Pāhoa, Volcano, Pāhala and Kahuku.

Kīlauea Summit on Aug. 7, 2018. Click to enlarge. PC: USGS

Anyone who is interested in the future of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, can speak with Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando and other park managers who will share the latest news about what’s going on in the park at a series of community meeting beginning this week:

  • Tin Shack Bakery in Pāhoa, Thurs., Aug. 16, at 3 p.m.
  • Pāhala Plantation in Pāhala, Fri., Aug. 17, at 5 p.m.
  • Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus, Tues., Aug. 21, at 1 p.m.
  • Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Thurs., Aug. 23, at 10 a.m.

Most of the park has been closed since May 11, after elevated activity at Kīlauea Volcano created hazardous conditions for staff and visitors. Park management will share their plans for recovery.

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