Aloha HILT ‘Ohana,
Here are a few updates from Hawaiian Islands Land Trust for May 2017:
Ke‘anae Lo‘i, Maui
Funding for the Ke‘anae Lo‘i project is currently pending with the State Legacy Land program. We are also raising private funds for the project and remain hopeful that we will be able to permanently protect these loi on the historic Ke‘anae peninsula.
Honolulu Coffee Company 2, Kealakekua, Hawai‘i
HILT is moving forward with the acquisition of the 150-acre conservation easement. This Honolulu Cofee Company projects are located in the Kealakekua Ridge on the Hawai‘i Island’s Iconic Lands list. The conservation easement will protect the agricultural and natural resources on the land and help preserve these lands for productive agriculture.
Check out Scott Fisher’s blog about HILT’s Talk Story on the Land hikes at Nu‘u: https://historichawaii.org/2017/05/15/hilttalkstoryontheland/
Volunteer Days & Talk Story on the Land Hikes:
We continue to welcome various groups and volunteers out to each of our preserves on each island for our Volunteer Days and Talk Story on the Land hikes!
Here are a few pictures:
Please join us:
Talk Story on the Land hikes: http://www.hilt.org/talk-story-on-the-land/
Volunteer Days: http://www.hilt.org/join-us/volunteer/
Please Mark Your Calendars and Join Us at the Following Events:
HILT will be recognized at the 2017 Preservation Honor Awards Celebration this Friday, May 19th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Fuller Hall & Courtyard at YWCA Laniakea organized by Historic Hawaii Foundation. https://historichawaii.org/awards/
HILT’s Annual Family Picnic will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes & Wetland Refuge. http://www.hilt.org/weekly-events/
HILT is partnering with the West O‘ahu Soil and Water Conservation District and the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife to hold two Landowner Assistance Workshops:
June 3rd: Acquisition and Easements at Palehua Ranch
For any landowners interested in attending, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oahu-landowner-assistance-workshop-access-easements-tickets-33798436032
July 22nd: Land Management & Technical Assistance at Waimea Valley
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
Save these dates for our upcoming events on each island!
O‘ahu Gala – E Malama ‘Aina Kakou: Saturday, August 26th at Lanikuhonua
Hawai‘i Island Paina: Friday, November 17th at Merriman’s Waimea
Kaua‘i Island Pa‘ina: Thursday, December 14th at Merriman’s Fish House in Po‘ipu
Buy Back the Beach: Saturday, January 27th at the Old Lahaina Lu‘au
Annual Gifts and Monthly Giving:
If you are a HILT supporter and would like to join our Nopili monthly giving club, please sign up here: http://www.hilt.org/support/monthly-giving/
If you are not currently a member of HILT, please join us: http://www.hilt.org/join/
Na Koa ‘Aina Fellowship:
We would like to thank and welcome our newest Na Koa Aina Fellow: Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers!
For more information about our Na Koa ‘Aina Fellowship: http://www.hilt.org/na-koa-aina/
To join our Na Koa ‘Aina Fellowship, please call us at (808) 791-0731.
Mahalo for all of your support and dedication to protecting the lands that sustain us!