06/19/15 – Plum Harvesting Opens July 3 at Kokee State Park — “Small and Poor” Crop ProjectedPosted on Jun 19, 2015 in News Releases, State Parks
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
For Immediate News Release June 19, 2015
PLUM HARVESTING OPENS JULY 3 AT KOKEE STATE PARK
— “SMALL AND POOR” CROP PROJECTED
LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Koke‘e State Park, Kaua‘i on Friday, July 3.
“This year the plum crop is poor and small,” said Dan Quinn, State Parks administrator.
Permits to harvest will be available starting at 7 a.m. on July 3 at the Koke‘e State Park headquarters. There is no cost but forms must be completed and dropped in the box after harvesting.
Harvesting is permitted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in designated areas.
Each person will be allowed to take up to five pounds of plums per day for personal consumption.
Other conditions will be specified on the plum harvesting permit.
A short pole with a net will make harvesting easier.
Plum pickers are reminded to help prevent forest fires and to pick up their litter.
For more information, call the State Parks office in Lihu‘e at 274-3444.
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DLNR Public information specialist
Phone: (808) 5870320