‘Umeke Kā‘eo brings you the latest news from HILT: Executive Director, Ted Clement, outlines achievements for the year; HILT welcomes two new Board Members; important ‘Āina Actions including the acquisition of a 12.2-acre parcel at Kahili Beach on Kaua‘i, the donation of a perpetual conservation easement in Volcano on Hawai‘i Island as a part of our Kīpuka Mosaic Project and an update on saving the iconic lands of Honolua and Līpoa Point on Maui are detailed; volunteers at Waihe‘e Refuge are appreciated; and HILT’s ‘Āina Ho‘oilina Society, Membership Program and Staff Team are highlighted.
‘Umeke Kā‘eo, literally a well-stocked calabash, represents bounty and sustenance, not only for the physical body, but also for the mind and spirit. If the bowl is full, we are nourished. At this time of Thanksgiving, remember our beaches, mountains, stunning scenic vistas, forests, cultural and historical sites, ranches and farms, and other outdoor recreation areas. Places that sustain us all year long. Please consider a year end annual gift to the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust to support our continued success in achieving our audacious and time-sensitive land conservation goals in 2014.