BANANA POKA ROUND~UP

Banana Poka Festival

Forest Education Fair

10am - 4pm Sunday, May 28th, 2017. Kokee State park CCC Camp at mile maker 15 on Kokee Rd.

Need to cool off over the long Memorial Day weekend? Join Hui o Laka at Koke‘e State Park at the 28th annual Banana Poka RoundUp! on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The forest environmental fair is good family fun. Join us in making baskets from the vines of the Banana Poka from 10am and winding up at 4pm. Banana Poka is the poster child of harmful, invasive plant species present in the forests. There will be exhibits from many of the State Parks agencies and organizations that take care of Koke‘e State Park, games for the keiki, a crowing contest, flower arranging, lei making, ono snacks and a silent auction. Great live Hawaiian music starts at 10am.

The event moves from the Stone Pavilion at Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow to the historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp operated by Hui o Laka. Parking will be at the Stone Pavilion (including handicap parking stalls) and Camp area. A shuttle will be provided for those not able to walk up the hill next to the Koke‘e Lodge to the camp. Pickups will be at the stone pavilion and the Koke‘e Natural History Museum. No vehicles will be allowed up at the camp. Security will assist with directions. The event is sponsored by Hawaii Tourism Authority & the County of Kaua‘i.


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Major Sponsors

Hui o Laka, County of Kaua‘i, Hawaii Tourism Authority.




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