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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Koke’e plum season opens July 2

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Latest Department News

LIHU‘E — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Koke‘e State Park, Kaua‘i on Saturday, July 2.

“This year the plum crop is poor and small,” said David Tsuchiya, west side Kauai Parks supervisor.

Permits are required to harvest plums at Koke‘e. They will be available starting at 7 a.m. on July 2 at the Koke‘e State Park headquarters or at the State Parks office in Lihu‘e weekdays from 8 am to 3:30 p.m. 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.

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Media Contact:

Deborah Ward

DLNR Public information specialist

Phone: (808) 5870320