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Mālama Maunakea Volunteer Invasive Species Weed Pulls

The Weed Pull program has been temporarily suspended.

Unfortunately, staffing changes in the Natural Resources Program have made it necessary to suspend volunteer weed pulls for the foreseeable future. We hope to resume them at a later date, but the events planned for this Saturday, July 16, and for the months of August and September have been cancelled. Please continue to check back for updates.

The Mālama Maunakea weed pull project meets at 9 am at the Visitor Information Station and will wrap up about 2pm. 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

Please go to the Visiting Maunakea Safely and Responsibly page to be familiar with safety and potential hazards in this environment.

Volunteer weed pull on Apr. 23, 2022Volunteer weed pull on Apr. 23, 2022

Since 2012, the Mālama Maunakea Volunteer Weed Pulls are part of the CMS’ ongoing Mālama 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' 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.