The Department of Land and Natural Resources will open this year’s season for plum harvesting at Kokee State Park, Kauai on Sunday, July 1.
While for a number of reasons there are not many plums this year, the season will allow legal picking this weekend by permit.
Permits are required to harvest plums at Kokee. They will be available starting on June 30 at the Kokee Museum daily from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or at the State Parks office in Lihue weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There is no cost but forms must be completed and dropped in the box at the Kokee Museum 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 Lihue at 274-3444.