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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Kilauea Point refuge is looking for volunteers

Advertiser Staff

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge is seeking new volunteers to keep the cultural and natural history of Kilauea Point alive.

New volunteers will serve as ambassadors for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a news release said. Volunteer opportunities include interpreting the natural history of Kaua'i's seabirds, native coastal plants, and marine mammals; sharing the rich cultural history of Kilauea Point and the historic Kilauea Lighthouse Station; and restoring native plant communities.

"The volunteers at Kilauea Point are today's lighthouse keepers. These folks keep the light shining by sharing the stories of Kilauea Point and illuminate a sense of place for refuge visitors," refuge manager Mike Hawkes said in the release.

The volunteer program is seeking long-term or even part-year commitments from Kaua'i residents.

Prospective volunteers interested in participating in the 2008 new volunteer training can call Sheri Saari at 808-635-6367.