Volunteer Day trips and Palila viewing

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 in News and Events


Join MKFRP as we thaw out of winter and start our planting season on Mauna Kea. We’ll be planting māmane, ‘a‘ali‘i, ‘āweoweo and other species at the Ka‘ohe Restoration Area. We’ll be working at about 6,500 feet on the southwestern slope of Mauna Kea and we’ll keep a look out for a palila or two!

Volunteer dates:
  • Monday, March 10
  • Tuesday, March 11
  • Wednesday, March 12
  • Thursday, March 13
  • Tuesday, March 18
  • Monday, April 7
  • Tuesday, April 8
  • Wednesday, April 9
Register Download Volunteer Packet


What to Expect:

Weather could be sunny and hot, or wet and quite cold. The terrain is rough and 4-wheel drive vehicles are a must (limited carpooling can be provided for those without 4-wheel drive). Typically, half the day will be spent planting, and the other half of the day will be spent exploring the high-elevation dry forest and looking for palila.

Next Steps:
  • Be sure everyone in your party carefully reads through the Volunteer Packet
  • Register for the trip to reserve your spot. (hurry, limited spaces are filling up quickly!)
  • We’ll then respond to confirm your participation (please allow us time to process all responses)
  • Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We look forward to your help in restoring the forests of Mauna Kea!