Ka Nuhou: July 2017

Aloha HILT ‘Ohana,

Here are a few updates and highlights for July 2017: 

Upcoming Events:

Our Mālama ʻĀina Kākou, Party for the Land will be held on August 26, 2017 at Lanikūhonua, Oʻahu. HILT will be honoring the Mānoa Heritage Center founded by Sam & Mary Cooke. Tickets are available here: http://www.hilt.org/special-events-calendar/malama-aina-kakou-on-oahu-2017

Lanikuhonua

Lanikuhonua

The Hawaii Island Paina will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Merriman’s Waimea.

The Kauai Island Paina will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Merriman’s Fish House in Poipu.

Our Annual Buy Back the Beach will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Old Lahaina Luau.

HILT Blog:

HILT Land Steward, James Crowe is the author of our latest HILT blog post “All In The ‘Ohana,” highlighting some of HILT's conservation work at the Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetland Refuge. 

Check it out here: http://www.hilt.org/hawaiian-islands-land-trust/2017/7/18/all-in-the-ohana

Project Update:

Keʻanae Loʻi, Maui

Keʻanae, Maui

Keʻanae, Maui

On Friday, July 28, 2017 the Board of Land and Natural Resources approved $210,000 in funding from the State Legacy Land Program for the Keʻanae Loʻi project! HILT will be following up on the matching funding and are excited to protect these 6-acres of traditional taro farms on the iconic Keʻanae peninsula.  

Volunteer Days:

Our regularly scheduled Volunteer Days continue at each of our HILT Preserves. To join us, please check the calendar here: http://www.hilt.org/join-us/volunteer/

Our regularly scheduled Volunteer Days continue at each of our HILT Preserves. To join us, please check the calendar here: http://www.hilt.org/join-us/volunteer/

Landowner Outreach:

HILT held its second Landowner Assistance Workshops with the West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District and the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife on July 22nd at Waimea Valley. Mahalo nui to all our our program partners who came out to share about programs and resources available for landowners to manage and steward our precious natural resources: Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts, Oahu Resource Conservation & Development Council, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Natural Resources Conservation Service, West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Laurent Pool from Waimea Valley for hosting and sharing about the great conservation work being done in Waimea Valley!

HILT held its second Landowner Assistance Workshops with the West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District and the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife on July 22nd at Waimea Valley. Mahalo nui to all our our program partners who came out to share about programs and resources available for landowners to manage and steward our precious natural resources:

Hawaii Association of Conservation Districts, Oahu Resource Conservation & Development Council, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Natural Resources Conservation Service, West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Laurent Pool from Waimea Valley for hosting and sharing about the great conservation work being done in Waimea Valley!

If you know any landowners that could benefit from voluntary land conservation tools and resources, have them contact us at info@hilt.org.

If you know any landowners that could benefit from voluntary land conservation tools and resources, have them contact us at info@hilt.org.

We would like to give a special mahalo and acknowledgement to all our Distinguished Nā Koa ʻĀina Fellows:

Pamela and Ed Bello

Susan Bradford

Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

Hawaii Life Charitable Fund

Ann and Allen Jones III

Susan and Jac Kean

Jonathan Kindred

Betty M. Leis

Audrey MacLean and Mike Clair

The Makana Aloha Foundation

Katie and Dave Minkus

Peter and Victorine Merriman

Michael D. Moore

Joe and Sharon Saunders

Jill and Doug Schatz

Anne and Larry Stevens

Anthony and Carey Sutton

Ulupono Fund at the Hawaii Community Foundation

Mahalo for all your support in protecting the lands that sustain us!