Service project planned in crater

Nov 11, 2017 @ 7:00 am. - Nov 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm.

Volunteers are being sought for a service project in Haleakala Crater with the Friends of Haleakala National Park Nov. 11-13. The group will hike into and out of the crater on the Halemauu Trail and stay free for two nights in Holua Cabin. The middle day will involve work on protection of native plants. In addition to helping the national park, those volunteering will also have some time for hiking, bird-watching, stargazing or photography, as well as enjoyment of the quiet crater wilderness.

The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for volunteers doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park. A maximum of 12 persons can be accommodated on each trip, and participants must be physically fit and able to hike in and out of the crater carrying a backpack with their sleeping bag, personal items and a share of the food.

Potential participants should visit and register their readiness at the website www.fhnp.org, where more information about the friends’ mission and work to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park can be found. Then email or call the trip leader listed on the website for a reservation.