Volunteers sought for service project in crater

The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for its monthly service project in Haleakala National Park from Saturday to June 16.

Participants will hike into the crater and stay for free in Kapalaoa Cabin. The weekend’s work will involve protection of native species by removing invasive heterotheca plants and will also include fellowship and time for photography, exploring or relaxing.

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

Visit to register and learn more about the service trips and the Friends’ mission to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park. Contact the trip leader at 669-8385.