(Lihu’e) — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Kōkeʻe State Park, Kaua‘i on Thursday July 4. This year’s plum crop happens to be poor.
Permits to harvest are required and will be available starting July Fourth at the Kōkeʻe Natural History Museum. There is no cost, but forms must be completed and dropped in the box after harvesting. Harvesting is permitted between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. in designated areas.
Each person will be allowed to take up to five pounds of plums per day for personal consumption. Other conditions will be specified on the plum harvesting permit. A short pole with a net will make harvesting easier.
Plum pickers are reminded to help prevent forest fires and to pick up their litter.
For more information, call the State Parks Office in Lihu‘e at 274-3444.