The Office of Maunakea Management (OMKM) will host a Mālama Maunakea volunteer day on Saturday, May 11.
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.
Every Maunakea volunteer invasive weed pull helps to reduce habitat for invasive ants, prevent the spread of invasive species, and prepare the area for future restoration projects.
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.
And a little more info......
- Items to bring: 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 helping prevent the spread of invasive species and preparing for future restoration projects.