KAILUA-KONA — Sometimes if you want something done, you just have to do it yourself.
It was nearly three weeks ago that a partial government shutdown took effect, closing and de-staffing places such as Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park in South Kona. Since then, park employees and regular volunteers have been banned from fulfilling their former duties, even absent pay in the case of those who earned livings there. Tribune Herald Article
Native Hawaiian practitioners have headed up Haleakala to “assist the mountain” by gently reminding visitors to take their trash with them, to stay on trails and to leave rocks in the park. MAUI NEWS, FULL ARTICLE