The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for the organization's monthly service project in Haleakala National Park Saturday through Monday, Aug. 3 to 5. Participants will hike into the crater, stay at no charge in Holua Cabin and work Sunday on protection of native plants in the scenic Waikau north area.
Fellowship and time for photography, exploring or relaxing make the service trips very enjoyable. Participants in August are likely to see native silversword plants in bloom.
The park entrance and cabin fees are waived for Friends' volunteers.
A maximum of 12 persons can be accommodated on each trip. Volunteers must be able to hike in and out of the crater carrying their personal items, including a sleeping bag, their own breakfasts and lunches, and a share of the communally purchased dinner food.
Visit www.fhnp.org to register and learn more about the service trips and the Friends' mission to preserve and protect Haleakala National Park. Then contact the service trip leader at firstname.lastname@example.org.