April 1, 2014
HAKALAU FOREST NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: OPEN HOUSE
By: Michele Gamble
Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge
12 Mile Keanakolua (AKA Mana) Rd
East Slope of Mauna Kea
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
April 19, 2014 9:00am – 3:00pm
Please register by Thursday, April 17.
You are invited to attend an Open House at Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge on April 19, 2014. Guided rainforest hikes will be offered between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to observe rare and colorful native birds and plants. Its a great family oriented opportunity to see the refuge and the cooperative reforestation work, tour the green house operation, and walk in high elevation ancient forests at Hakalau Forest NWR. Hear some of the compelling stories of our rare and beautiful mints and lobeliads rescued from the brink of extinction and now given hope by citizen volunteers working side by side with refuge staff to protect and restore this precious native forest. The day will also feature exhibits by our partner organizations.
Visitors must provide their own four-wheel-drive transportation to the Refuge, which is a two-hour drive from Hilo, Waimea or Kona. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling the refuge office at 808-443-2300 by April 17. Free admission.
Wildlife Refuge Specialist- Event Coordinator
808-443-2300 ext. 229