Hawaiian Islands Land Trust Announces Protection of Kapalua Open Space

Hikers enjoy the Kapalua Coastal Trail

Hikers enjoy the Kapalua Coastal Trail

KAPALUA, Maui — January 7, 2019 — Hawaiian Islands Land Trust announced today that the Sue D. Cooley Trust (“Cooley Trust”) has donated a conservation easement to preserve a 1.2-acre property in Kapalua, Maui and a substantial gift to support HILT’s Maui Island Program.  

Bob Gilliom, representing the Cooley Trust stated, “Our family is very pleased to work with the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust to protect and preserve this land as an open space along the Kapalua Coastal Trail and to support HILT’s conservation efforts on Maui. The conservation easement will ensure that the land will remain as open space for future generations.”   The land will be owned and managed by Kapalua Resort Association, who will work closely with HILT to maintain and enhance the land as permanent open space.

“The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is very thankful to the Sue D. Cooley Trust for their efforts to preserve this land in West Maui and for their incredible generosity and support for our work to protect and steward the most special places here on Maui,” said HILT CEO Kawika Burgess.