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Wear Your Love of Haleakalā NP

Friends of Haleakalā branded shorts 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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The Don Reeser and Mary Evanson Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship grants of $1,000 USD will be awarded to each of up to two students who will be attending an accredited college or university in 2021-2022 and who are, or will be, studying in a field related to the biology, ecology and/or conservation of Haleakalā National Park’s ecosystem. 

The scholarship honors the life work of both Don Reeser, Superintendent of Haleakalā National Park from 1988 to 2005, and Mary Evanson, co-founder of the non-profit Friends of Haleakalā National Park (FHNP) which supports the Park’s mission to preserve and protect Haleakalā 's unique ecosystems, scenic character, and associated Native Hawaiian culture.   

For more information and application forms, see

Native Plant Event -  On Hold for Covid safety 
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 park horticulturist Michelle Osgood 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 and to arrange a carpool which will be from Pukalani up to the park at 8:00 am on the day. 

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, Director
Eric Anderson, Director
Mary Santa Maria, Director
Laura Miller, Treasurer
Maggie T. Sutrov, Director
Tano Taitano, Director

Advisory Board
Farley Jacob
Fern Duvall II

Kiope Raymond
Chris Ikaika Nakahashi
Martha E. Martin

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