Aloha HILT ‘Ohana,
Here are a few updates and highlights for July 2017:
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
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 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
Keʻanae Loʻi, 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.
We would like to give a special mahalo and acknowledgement to all our Distinguished Nā Koa ʻĀina Fellows:
Pamela and Ed Bello
Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
Hawaii Life Charitable Fund
Ann and Allen Jones III
Susan and Jac Kean
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!