• Help Malama Maunakea! Invasive Weed Pull Scheduled for Saturday, February 8

    January 31, 2020
    Aloha Maunakea volunteers!
      
    The Office of Maunakea Management (OMKM) will host 2020's first Malama Maunakea Volunteer Invasive Species Weed Pull on Saturday, February 8 and is looking for community volunteers to help.  
     
    Saturday, February 8
    The Malama Maunakea weed pull project gets started at 9:00 am and will wrap up about 11:30 am. Volunteers are asked to meet at the gravel parking lot below the Visitors Information Station located at about the 9,000' elevation. 
     
    The weed pull will focus on the area near Halepohaku and the Visitor Information Station. OMKM will provide gloves and tools, light snacks and drinking water. About 11:30 am, interested volunteers will embark on a short interpretive walk ending this fulfilling morning of stewardship on the mountain. 
     
    Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, sunglasses, sunscreen, sun protection, light rain gear, warm clothing, hiking boots or good walking shoes. A long-sleeve shirt, long pants, sun-hat, and layers to protect from wind or wet and cool weather are recommended. Families are welcome.  
     
    Transportation to and from Hilo will be provided on a limited basis. The departure time for those needing transportation from Hilo will be approximately 8:00 am. Community members needing transportation from Hilo are asked to pre-register by emailing their request to omkmvolunteers-grp@hawaii.edu
     
    Families are welcome. 
     
    Email omkmvolunteers-grp@hawaii.edu to sign up!
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