Aloha HILT ‘Ohana,
Here are a few HILT updates for June 2017:
Honolulu Coffee Company 2, Kealakekua, Hawaii
The 150-acre conservation easement at Honolulu Coffee’s Kona coffee farm was recorded today! The easement will protect these productive agricultural lands including ohia forests, cultural resources, and habitat for native forest birds in perpetuity. Please see the press release on the project here: http://bit.ly/2sa4Qhe
HILT’s Annual Family Picnic was held on Saturday, June 3rd at Waihee Coastal Dunes & Wetland Refuge. HILT volunteers Tommy Morris and Tom Huber were honored for their service and contributions to HILT and the Waihee Refuge. Mahalo nui Tommy and Tom! Over 250 people attended and enjoyed a great day of live music, entertainment, and family activities. Mahalo nui loa to everyone who contributed to this wonderful event!
HILT completed the first of two Landowner Assistance Workshops with the West Oahu Soil and Water Conservation District and the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife on June 3, 2017. The workshop was on the topic of Acquisition and Easements and held up at Palehua Ranch hosted by McD Philpotts. We had a great turn out with landowners and partners in land conservation sharing updates about the various programs and services available. Mahalo nui to Ed Olson and McD Philpotts for hosting this event!
The second workshop will be held on July 22nd at Waimea Valley and is titled Land Management & Technical Assistance. For any landowners interested in attending this workshop, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oahu-landowner-assistance-workshop-land-mgmt-technical-assistance-tickets-33799866310?aff=erelpanelorg
Volunteer Work Day
Mahalo nui to Hawaiian Airlines Team Kokua for joining us at Maunawila Heiau for a volunteer work day!
HILT Fundraising Events:
HILT will be honoring the Manoa Heritage Center founded by Sam and Mary Cooke at the Malama Aina Kakou Benefit being held on Saturday, August 26th at Lanikuhonua at 5:00 pm.
Here is a link to the press release about the event: http://bit.ly/2thGBRD
The story of the Manoa Heritage Center and the Cooke family’s efforts to protect this wahi pana in Manoa is an awesome one! You can watch a few excellent video’s about the heritage center on their website: http://www.manoaheritagecenter.org/in-the-news-videos
Here is a quick reminder on the dates for our upcoming events on each island:
Hawaii Island Paina: Friday, November 17th at Merriman’s Waimea
For more information: http://www.hilt.org/special-events-calendar/hawaii-island-paina
Kauai Island Paina: Thursday, December 14th at Merriman’s Fish House in Poipu
For more information: http://www.hilt.org/special-events-calendar/kauai-island-paina
Buy Back the Beach: Saturday, January 27th at the Old Lahaina Luau
For more information: http://www.hilt.org/special-events-calendar/2017/3/15/buy-back-the-beach-maui
Na Koa Aina Fellowship:
We’d like to welcome HILT’s latest Na Koa Aina Fellows Dave and Katie Minkus!
Mahalo for all of your support and dedication! Please share HILT's mission about protecting the lands that sustain us with two or three of your friends and family!
For more information or to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.hilt.org/join-us/volunteer/.