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Plant Restoration - Planting Day

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

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Single day service opportunity for volunteers to assist with nursery and field operations for Ke Ēweiēwe , The Plant Restoration Program. Event is from 8:00am to 2:30pm

Date: Friday October 21th, 2022

Time: 8:00am to 2:30pm

Location: Bird Park Trailhead

The fire in the summer of 2018 burned nearly 4,000 acres on along Mauna Loa Strip Road. We have been working on several restoration plots within the burned area since that time and this fall will be our final season of planting. The plants have been growing fast all summer and we will have 500 with us that area ready for a new home in the forest. This service day is a great opportunity to learn your native plants and to see how well the restoration plots have been doing over the last few years.

Meet up location will be at the Bird Park Trailhead in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park at 8:00am. Depending on the specific work site and availability of vehicle parking, you may be shuttled to the field site from here. We will not be returning until 2/2:30pm. Garden gloves, and eye protection are available if needed but recommended to bring your own. Please wear sturdy shoes and pants while long sleeves are recommended. Please bring lunch, snacks, and water. Be prepared for both sun and rain and we recommend checking for weather updates leading up to the service day. Please notify us as soon as possible if needing to cancel so we can accommodate others.

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Safety

These tasks are for ages 10 and up. Requires being outside, hiking off trail on uneven terrain, standing for long periods of time with frequent bending over, using shovels and other digging tools, and lifting up to 25 lbs. This site can experience volcanic gases (vog) depending on the wind direction and output of the current eruption. This event may require riding in a shuttle van in close proximity with other volunteers while the actual service portion will be outside. Please self monitor for Covid-19 leading up to this event. We encourage you to bring any personal medications for your health or allergies with you to the field location since easy access to your vehicles or emergency services may not always be available. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult. 

Start Date - 2022-10-21

End Date - 2022-10-21

Difficulty_Level: Average

Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available

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1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Thu Oct 20, 2022 - Fri Oct 21, 2022
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

1 Crater Rim DriveHawaii National Park, HI 96718

(19.4088,-155.274)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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