Park launches volunteer program
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has launched a new volunteer project to restore a native forest surrounding the Halema‘uma‘u trail.
The “Stewardship at the Summit” project will be held from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on today, March 15 and March 23.
Meet project leaders Paul and Jane Field at Kilauea Visitor Center.
Wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants. Bring a hat, raingear, garden gloves, day pack, snacks and water. Tools will be provided.
No advance registration is required, and there is no cost to participate, but park entrance fees apply.
The Fields, who are volunteers, have removed countless Himalayan ginger, faya, strawberry guava, and other invasive non-native plants that threaten the native understory alongside the trail.
The trail has been used since 1864, when guests at the newly established Volcano House hotel used it to hike into Kilauea Caldera. A section leading across the caldera floor to Halema‘uma‘u Crater is closed, but much of the trail remains open.
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