Papa‘ula (Spreckelsville), Wailuku Ahupua‘a
Size: 20 acres
Year Protected: 2005
Land Protection Strategy: HILT Conservation Easement
Conservation Values: Public shoreline access, open space, wetlands habitat, historical plantation significance
Land Features: Marine shoreline, wetlands, sand dunes
Instead of becoming another stretch of high-priced homes, these 20 acres of beachfront are forever preserved for open space and provide permanent public access to the shoreline. Thanks to the partnership between Stable Road LLC and Maui Coastal Land Trust, development of this favorite recreation spot has been prevented. HILT now works in collaboration with E Paepae Ka Puko‘a community association.
This area along the coast of north shore Maui is home to native plants such as pohuehue, with its beautiful purple flowers, ‘akulikuli and ‘aki‘aki grass that grow well along the sand dunes. Also located on the property is a small wetlands where the endangered Hawaiian ae‘o (stilt) frequents. This is a popular spot for windsurfing and kiteboarding with public access always guaranteed for beach users.