How would you like to make a difference, and help to replenish Hawaii Volcanoes National Park? This is your chance to give back to the islands and help the native plants live for generations to come.
Join the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Forest Restoration Project this Friday, April 20th, on the slopes of Mauna Loa from 8:30am-3:00pm. The project is focusing on an isolated area where natural regeneration of plants has not yet occurred. Co-chair of the Friends’ Forest Restoration Committee, Mark Johnson, will lead the day, and nearly 600 seedlings from nine different species of plants need to be planted. Johnson will also help to educated volunteers about the park’s native forest restoration program.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer must be at least 12 years of age, and must be able to walk at least the one mile to to the planting area. It should be noted that the walk is over uneven terrain and there is a moderate slope during the walk. Also, pre-registration is required and those 18 and under will need an adult to co-sign.
By planting seedlings on the slopes of Mauna Loa, the Volcanoes National Park Forest Restoration Project will bring to life the endemic plants that have called the Big Island home for many years, and allow future generations to enjoy the natural beauty of Hawaii’s flora and fauna.