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Friends of Haleakala National Park

The nene goose is Hawaii's state bird and is one of the endangered species that benefits from the work of the Friends of Haleakala National Park.

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The Friends of Haleakala National Park conservation organization supports a wide range of conservation projects to protect Hawaii's unique Haleakala National Park. Their efforts include educational activities, cultural projects, research and service projects. The Friends of Haleakala National Park strives to preserve the ecosystems of Haleakala National Park, to protect the Native Hawaiian cultural, and to preserve the area's scenic character.

Haleakala National Park is located atop Maui's Haleakala volcano and is home to more threatened and endangered species than any other national park in the United States. Among the park's endangered species is the Hawaiian state bird, the nene goose. The Friends of Haleakala National Park offers an adopt-a-nene program that raises funds to protect the endangered nene goose from a range of threats including invasive predators such as mongooses, feral cats and rats.

History:

Haleakela National Park was one of two national parks created in 1961 when the former Hawai'i National Park was divided (the other national park that was formed was the Hawai'i Volcanos National Park).

The Friends of Haleakela National Park organizes service trips throughout the park that enable volunteers to perform conservation related tasks such as removing non-native plants and planting native grasses, shrubs, and trees.

Website:

Headquarters:

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

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