LIHU`E, KAUA`I (Ben Caxton) — Hawai`i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources opened this year’s plum harvesting season at Koke`e State Park on Independence Day. Harvesting is permitted between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM in designated areas of the park. Each person will be allowed to take up to five pounds of plums per day for personal consumption. Permits to harvest are required and are available at the Koke`e Natural History Museum. There is no cost, but forms must be completed and dropped in the box after harvesting. Plum pickers are reminded to help prevent forest fires and to pick up their litter.