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2024 Community Weed Pull

Mālama Maunakea Volunteer Invasive Species Weed Pulls

Help us Mālama Maunakea!

Weed Pull Signup

Sign up by May 12th for our next event.

The next Mālama Maunakea weed pull project will meet Saturday May 18th at 9 am at the Visitor Information Station and will wrap up about 1pm. 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 May. 12, 2023

Roadside before weed pullVegetation cover before weed pull

Roadside after weed pullVegetation cover after weed pull

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.