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Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013 9:16 AM HST

Makuakane-Jarrell new Chief of Interpretation at HVNP

By Ken Hupp - 67AM KPUA News

Park Ranger Joni Mae Makuakane-Jarrell has become the first native Hawaiian to serve as the Chief of Interpretation at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, where she will oversee
visitor services and educational and cultural programs.
The 32-year park service veteran has worked at all five national park units on Hawai‘i Island, including Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, where she worked with her late husband, and Park Ranger Steve Makuakane-Jarrell. Before becoming Chief of Interpretation, Makuakane-Jarrell served for eight years as the
Educational Specialist for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. She coordinates the annual ultural Festival, now in its 33rd year, and piloted the first Summer Junior Ranger Program. She also started the Na Leo Manu (Heavenly Voices) concerts, and ‘Ike Hana
No‘eau cultural workshops at the park.

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