KĪLAUEA POINT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
To Offer Free Admission Saturday, January 17 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The Refuge will be closed for the federal holiday on Monday, January 19
Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will waive entrance fees on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and encourages folks to get outside and get active. The Refuge will be closed for the Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday on Monday, January 19.
Fee-free days are scheduled each year to encourage Americans to visit their public lands and enjoy the natural and cultural experiences they offer. “Our National Wildlife Refuge System is an unparalleled network of public lands dedicated to the conservation of native wildlife and their habitats,” said Service Director Dan Ashe. “If you have never visited a national wildlife refuge before, one of these fee-free days would be the perfect opportunity to see what you’ve been missing.” National wildlife refuges also help support local communities, pumping $2.4 billion into the national economy and supporting more than 35,000 jobs according to a 2013 federal report.
Volunteers and staff at the Refuge will also offer Lighthouse Tours from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. If you haven’t been inside the newly-restored Daniel K. Inouye Kīlauea Point Lighthouse, this is a great time to do so! Check out the Refuge website for more information regarding tours (www.fws.gov/kilaueapoint).
The Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 to preserve and enhance seabird nesting colonies, and in 1988, the Refuge was expanded to include Crater Hill (Nihokū) and Mōkōlea Point.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. For more information, visit www.fws.gov