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Mauna Kea Fireweed Eradication Volunteer Day

  • Mauna Kea Access Road and Halepohaku (map)

University of Hawaii at Hilo's Office of Maunakea Management is holding a fireweed eradication volunteer event on December 5th starting at 8:00 a.m. The invasive fireweed is a home for invasive insects and is threatening to spread to the upper elevation areas of Maunakea. Fireweed is also a fire-loving species, dependent on fire and other disturbances for regeneration. By helping reduce fireweed, you are also helping reduce wildfire risk!

Event Details:

"Weed pulling is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. Space is limited and lunch is provided.

For Hilo-based volunteers, transportation to and from Hilo is provided. For West Hawaiʻi volunteers, the Office of Maunakea Management will help coordinate ride sharing. A brief tour of Maunakea resources caps the day.

To volunteer or for more information, see the Office of Maunakea Management website, call (808)933-3884 or email OMKMvolunteers-grp[at]"

Banner photo credit: Jim Morefield/UH Hilo Stories