Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Forest Restoration Project

The Friends of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is looking for volunteers who are interested in planting native seedlings at the Big Island’s largest national park. The “Forest Restoration Projects” aims to replenish the native plant populations in the Park where natural regeneration of the forest has not occurred. “We need help to plant a total of 600 seedlings from nine different species in an open area surrounded by native forest. We’ll also learn about the park’s native forest restoration program,” said Mark Johnson, co-chair of the Friends’ Forest Restoration Committee.

What You Should Know

Volunteers should be aware of the following requirements:
  • All volunteers must be at least 12 years old
  • Must be able to hike at least one mile over rough, uneven terrain
  • Wear sturdy walking shoes and long pants
  • Be prepared for variable weather conditions (hat, raincoat, sunscreen, etc.)
  • Bring drinking water and a bag lunch
Please be aware, volunteers must scrub the soles of their shoes before arrival to ensure outside dirt and invasive species seeds are not carried into the park.


Contact or (808) 985-7373. Be sure to  include your first and last name, email address, and a phone number in case of any cancellations.

Upcoming Forest Restoration Projects

  • Saturday, April 20, 2012
  • Saturday, May 19. 2012
  • Friday, June 15, 2012
  • Saturday, July 21, 2012
  • Friday, August 17, 2012
  • Saturday September 29, 2012
  • Friday October 19, 2012
  • Saturday, November 17, 2012
Learn more at the FHVNP website.

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