Mālama Maunakea Volunteer Invasive Species Weed Pulls
May 28th 9:00 - 2pm Lunch will be provided
Mahalo to the community volunteers coming to help on April 23rd! The next Weed Pull will be on Saturday, May 28th. Please fill the form to sign up. Space is limited to 35 participants.
More Weed Pull events will be available every month throughout the year. The next two events will be on June 18th and July 16th. You are welcome to sign up to our email list to get notifications for future events.
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.
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.