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Volunteer in Haleakala Crater

By Staff | Jun 23, 2011

HALEAKALA — Volunteers can learn about and help to preserve Haleakala National Park through a Service Learning Trip on July 2-4.

During this Friends of Haleakala National Park service outing, participants will stay in Paliku Cabin and do light service work removing nonnative plants. A park ranger will accompany the group and answer questions about the biology, geology and history of Haleakala during the weekend.

The group will hike in via Keonehe’ehe’e (Sliding Sands) Trail, which starts at the summit visitor center, and come out down the Kaupo Gap trail, with a ride arranged for them back to their cars at the park. The only cost, in addition to shared meals, is a fee of $15 for the return transportation. Participants must be able to hike carrying a backpack with their sleeping bag and a share of the group’s food.

For more information, or to register, call 876-1673 or visit www.fhnp.org.