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Three Scholarships Offered 
Deadline Extended to May 31 

The Friends of Haleakalā National Park seeks applicants for three scholarship grants of $1,000 USD each for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Successful applicants will be, or already are, studying in a field related to the biology, ecology and/or conservation of ecosystems such as that of Haleakalā National Park.  Eligible are Hawai’i residents either graduating from high school this spring and admitted into an accredited college or university, or continuing a college program, within the United States.  The application deadline is April 22. May 31.

The three scholarships honor the lives and work of Don Reeser, Superintendent of Haleakalā National Park from 1988 to 2005, Mary Evanson, co-founder of the non-profit Friends of Haleakalā National Park (FHNP), and Dr. Fern Duvall, a dedicated advocate for every aspect of the natural environment of Maui.

The Friends of Haleakalā National Park is a non-profit that supports the Park’s mission to preserve and protect Haleakalā's unique ecosystems, scenic character and associated Native Hawaiian culture.

Application forms and more information can be found at 


Nursery Service Day Scheduled 

The monthly service events at the nursery are back on for the first Tuesday of each month.  Please e-mail to sign-up    For more information, see the Service Trips page on this website.  

Overnight Tent-Camping Service Trips Scheduled Through the End of 2022

Covid-related cabin occupancy limits have been lifted! See schedule and details at

Wear Your Love of Haleakalā NP

Friends of Haleakalā branded shirts and hooded pull-overs are available for purchase via on-line seller bonfire.  Profits from the sale of these items help support the FHNP and our mission.   These quality shirts sport a beautiful design of nēnē overlooking the Park, created by talented local artist and FHNP board member,  Maggie Sutrov.   They are available in several colors and styles and sizes.  Purchase one for yourself, and maybe one for everyone on your holiday gift list.  

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Native Plant Events - 
Volunteer in the Greenhouse
The first Tuesday of each month the Friends organizes a work day to help care for the native plants in the greenhouse in the summit district of Haleakala National Park.   To sign up or to learn more,  please contact Mary SantaMaria at 572-1584 

Volunteers will help with jobs involving caring for the rare, endemic plants being propagated, such as transplanting, weeding, cleaning and preparing seeds for storage or planting, and some pot washing.  The park recycles pots which have to be carefully cleaned to prevent the spread of plant diseases. There may sometimes be some out planting, but most of the service work is done inside, and participants can drive up to the location of the work.

Those interested should call Mary at 572-1584 for a reservation.

Participants should bring water, lunch and snacks, and their own gloves if desired. The park will provide other tools. Wear sturdy shoes, and in case of out planting work, bring a hat and sunscreen.

Photo by Christa Matthews


The general purpose of the FRIENDS OF HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, INC., a Hawai'i non-profit corporation, is to support educational, cultural, research, and service activities relating to the park and its ecosystems.


The mission of the Friends of Haleakala National Park  is to assist the park and the National Park Service to achieve the purposes and goals for which they were established: to preserve Haleakala's unique ecosystems, scenic character, and associated Native Hawaiian cultural and spiritual resources. The Friends  also provide educational, inspirational, and recreational opportunities compatible with preserving the many natural, cultural, and spiritual resources of Haleakala so as to leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Directors & Officers

Matt Wordeman, President
Mele Stokesberry, Secretary
Andy Fox, Vice President 
Mary Santa Maria, Director
Laura Miller, Treasurer
Kiope Raymond, Director
Tano Taitano, Director
Elizabeth Speith, Director
Larry Feinberg, Director

Advisory Board
Farley Jacob
Chris Ikaika Nakahashi
Martha E. Martin

Friends of Haleakala National Park
P.O. Box 322 ~ Makawao, HI 96768
(808) 876-1673 ~