Haleakala park announces monthly service project

The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for its monthly service project in the park from Aug. 3 to 5.

Participants will hike into the crater and stay free in Holua Cabin, working Aug. 4 in the scenic Waikau north area on protection of native plants.

Participants in August are likely to see some of the native silversword plants in bloom.

The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for participants doing service work with the Friends of Haleakala National Park.

A maximum of 12 persons can be accommodated on each trip, and volunteers must be able to hike in and out of the crater carrying their personal items, including a sleeping bag, as well as their breakfasts and lunches and a share of the communally purchased dinner food.

Visit the website to register and learn more about the service trips and the Friends’ mission to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park. Then contact the leader by emailing