Calling on volunteers for Malama Maunakea weed-pull event, Jan. 13

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

Three photos of people pulling weeds on the mauna.

The Center for Maunakea Stewardship will host a “Mālama Maunakea Volunteer Invasive Species Weed Pull” on Saturday, Jan. 13, subject to winter weather, and are asking for community volunteers to help.

Sign up online by Sunday, Jan. 7.

Volunteers will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Visitor Information Station with work wrapping up at about 1:00 p.m.

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

Review Visiting Maunakea Safely and Responsibly to become familiar with safety and potential hazards in this environment.

For more information, email

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.

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