Office of Maunakea Management: Malama Maunakea Summer Weed Pull Volunteers Needed

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Duration: 8 Hours 30 Minutes
Location: Mauna Kea

MALAMA MAUNAKEA SUMMER WEED PULL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!   

Aloha Maunakea volunteers!

The next Office of Maunakea Management (OMKM) Mālama Maunakea volunteer day will be held on Saturday, July 22.

As part of its Mālama Maunakea campaign to protect the resources on the mountain OMKM organizes Saturday volunteer weed pulls to control fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) and other invasive plant species around the Halepōhaku area on Maunakea at the 9,000' elevation.

Transportation to and from Hilo and lunch are provided. Departure from Hilo is 8 am and returning around 3:30pm. Please let us know if you're coming from other parts of the island and we'll help coordinate transportation. 

This is a great opportunity to get up above the clouds on Maunakea and lend a hand in managing the mountain.  

   

And a little more info...... 

  • Items to bring: water, sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection, light rain gear, warm clothing, hiking boots or good walking shoes.  Long-sleeve shirt and pants, sun-hat, and layer(s) to protect from wind or wet and cool weather are recommended.
  • Provided: lunch, snacks, transportation, drinking water, gloves for pulling weeds
  • Project: Pull invasive plant species around the Halepōhaku area on Maunakea. We'll be helping prevent the spread of invasive species and preparing for future restoration projects.

Families are welcome. Space is limited.  Email omkmvolunteers-grp(@)hawaii.edu to sign up!

Click here for more information about volunteering on Maunakea.

 

 

 

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