Calling all volunteers for Malama Maunakea weed-pull event, April 2

Since 2012, “Malama Maunakea Volunteer Weed Pull” events have helped protect resources on Maunakea.


The Center for Maunakea Stewardship (previously known as the Office of Maunakea Management) will host 2022’s first Malama Maunakea Volunteer Invasive Species Weed Pull on Saturday, April 2, and is looking for community volunteers to help.

Sign up online. Space is limited to 35 participants.

The Malama Maunakea weed pull project meets at 9:00 am at the Visitor Information Station and will wrap up about 2:00 pm. Volunteers are encouraged to bring the following:

      • Water in a reusable container
      • Sun protection (sunglasses, sunscreen, hat)
      • Layers to protect from wind or wet and cool weather are recommended (light rain gear, warm clothing long-sleeve shirt)
      • Hiking boots or good walking shoes
      • Long pants
      • Garden or work gloves that are clean and free of invasive species

Work will be done at the 9000-foot elevation, near the Visitor Information Station.

Lunch will be provided.

Learn more about visiting Maunakea safely and responsibly, the web page helps visitors become familiar with safety and potential hazards in this environment.

Malama Maunakea Volunteer Weed Pulls

Since 2012, “Malama Maunakea Volunteer Weed Pull” events are part of the Center for Maunakea Stewardship’s ongoing Malama Maunakea efforts to protect the resources on the mountain by helping to control fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis) and other invasive plant species around Maunakea’s 9,000-foot elevation. Removing invasive species and weeds helps to reduce habitat for invasive ants, prevents unwanted invasive species from being transported to the upper elevation areas of Maunakea, and prepares the surrounding area for future native plant restoration projects.

Media release.