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!
"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]hawaii.edu."
Banner photo credit: Jim Morefield/UH Hilo Stories