The Friends of Haleakala National Park are offering a new one-day service activity at the park's plant nursery in the Haleakala summit district on the first Tuesday of each month.
Volunteers will help the park with jobs involving caring for the rare, endemic plants being propagated, such as transplanting, weeding, cleaning, and preparing seeds for storage or planting, and some pot washing. The park recycles pots which have to be carefully cleaned to prevent the spread of plant diseases. There may sometimes be some outside planting, but most of the service work is done inside, and participants can drive up to the location of the work.
Those interested should call Mary at 572-1584 for a reservation.
Participants should bring water, lunch, and snacks, and their own gloves if desired. The park will provide other tools. Wear sturdy shoes, and in case of out planting work, bring a hat and sunscreen.
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Categories: Outdoor or Beach Event, Non-Profit Community Event, FREE, Environmental Event
Haleakala National Park located at PO Box 369, Makawao, HI USA 96768
Island Area: UpcountryWebsite: https://www.nps.gov/hale/
Office hours: 8am-4pm HST
Stretching across east Maui, Haleakala National Park is home to Haleakala Crater, an active, but not currently erupting volcano, and Maui's highest peak. Rising over 10,000 feet above sea level, Haleakala's graceful slopes can be seen from just about any point on the island. Haleakala means "House of the Sun" in Hawaiian, and legend has it that the demigod Maui lassoed the sun itself from its summit to slow the sun's journey across the skies.
Location Specifics: Plant nursery near entrance gate of park
Contact: The Friends of Haleakala National Park Phone: 572-1584Website: https://www.fhnp.org