BBTB 2012 Live Auction Package: Kauai Family Fun


Kaua‘i Family Fun: 3 Nights, up to 6 people Kauai Family Fun: Auction Package to Benefit Hawaiian Islands Land TrustThere’s something for everyone in this fun-filled family getaway on Kaua‘i Island. Settle-in beachfront on Hanalei Bay for a three night stay at the Nalu Cottage (the same home George Clooney used while filming The Descendants). Then, get ready to PLAY! Up for grabs—jun ken po, anyone?—are four half-day SUP rentals (Hello, it’s Hanalei Bay, get out on the water!), two Zip-n-Dip zipline adventures (half-day tour incl. 9 zips), and one luxurious massage. Your trip is complete with an educational and invigorating morning bird hike with Dr. Carl Berg. On this private guided outing you’ll scout for native shore and oceanic seabirds along the glorious conservation lands of Kaua‘i’s northern coast. Your spirits are sure to soar after this getaway!

Total Value: $3,350 Buy now for $4,100

Donors: Hanalei Land Company, LLC, Princeville Ranch Adventures, Hanalei Watersports, Hanalei River Healing Arts, Dr Carl Berg

*Winning bidders have until December 1, 2012 to book their stay, all reservations are based on availability. The winning bidder is responsible for a $500 cleaning fee. No events or parties of any kind may take place at the rental.


This package is a part of the 2012 "Buy Back the Beach" Benefit Lu‘au "Adventures for the ‘Aina" Live Auction.

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is a nationally accredited nonprofit organization with the mission of "protecting the lands that sustain us." By working to increase conservation land across Hawai`i we ensure the protection of coastal shoreline accesses and recreation areas, native ecosystems and habitats, culturally significant lands, and agricultural lands for our working farms and ranches—all for our use and enjoyment today and for all generations to come. For more details on the organization and our protected lands contact us at (808)244-5263 or

'Tis the Buy Back the Beach

The office is humming with an especially warm feeling lately. It could be the holidays, but more likely its the excitement over how our upcoming Buy Back the Beach Benefit is coming together. For the 11th year in a row Old Lahaina Luau is hosting the event (insert big applause here!), and this time around they'll be showcasing their amazing family of restaurants. In addition to the traditional luau spread, guests get to sample tastings from Aloha Mixed Plate, Star Noodle, and the brand new Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop. Prepare to eat well! Save the Date: January 28, 2012 — Buy your tickets online here.

A true feast for the senses, the night's entertainment includes total "Ahumania" with mistresses of ceremony Joni DeMello and Liz Morales of Ahumanu leading the show. The Old Lahaina Luau dancers will perform and HAPA headlines with a special performance commemorating the 20th anniversary of their first album.

We welcome returning event sponsors Mana Foods and Boeing and our new supporters Skyline EcoAdventures and Sempra Generation.

Stay tuned for more event details and for previews of the Adventures of the ‘Aina live auction, click here. Follow the event on Twitter at #BBTB2012 (and follow us, too: @HILandTrust)

BBTB2012 Invite


Hawai‘i Arbor Day—Way to Grow!

Arbor Day—what a great excuse to get your hands a little dirty. We had the honor of participating in some wonderful festivities on Maui this past Saturday, November 5. First, staff and volunteers were on hand at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens for their annual native tree giveaway. Hundreds of folks turn out to this event every year to learn more about native fauna and which are best acclimated for their yards. We hope that everyone who attended has planted their free tree by now.

Another fabulous community gathering was hosted by Skyline EcoAdventures at their Haleakala zip line location. In celebration of Arbor Day and the Plant-A-Wish finale, the zip line company hosted four Maui youth groups in an ambitious endeavor to plant 1000 native trees. Mayor and Mrs. Arakawa were on hand to help Plant-A-Wish, a nationwide tree planting tour, sow their official final tree of the tour, a robust native ohia perfectly suited to the area's misty slope. As apparent to all in attendance, Maui has one hard-working Mayor! He dug in with no delay. Skyline EcoAdventures celebrated all week by offering benefit zip line tours, which raised over $8,000 for local charities, HILT included. On Saturday, Hui Malama Learning Center, Hawaiian Canoe Club's Kamalii Program, and a local Boy Scout and Cub Scout troop provided a small youth army to force the mass planting, which was led by Native Nursery. Hats off to Skyline EcoAdventures for hosting an amazing celebration that not only helped restore the native forests of Haleakala, but also helped local nonprofits flourish and got over 60 Maui youth actively engaged in the spirit of Arbor Day.

And congratulations to Sara Tekula and Joe Imhoff of Plant-A-Wish on the accomplishment of their 50 state native tree planting. Way to grow!

See more event photos here.


$50 zipline tours to benefit HILT

Looking for an uplifting experience?

Fly the forest canopy to raise your spirits—and a little money for the Land Trust. Take advantage of this special offer for $50 zipline tours at Skyline Eco-Adventures' Haleakala location on Maui. On Tuesday, November 1, as part of their weeklong celebration of Hawai‘i Arbor Day and the Plant-A-Wish project finale, Skyline is generously donating all $50 from the 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. tours straight back to HILT.

The two hour adventure includes an informational journey through the forest, five zipline crossings, and one loooong swinging bridge. Reservations are limited. Call Skyline today: 878-8400. (Be sure to request the 3:00 or 3:30 tour on Tuesday, Nov. 1)

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On Arbor Day, Saturday, Nov. 5, join Skyline for an extensive native tree planting, more discounted zipline tours, and the culmination of the nationwide Plant-A-Wish project. Skyline reservationists are standing by with more information.

Skyline EcoAdventures has long been a generous supporter of the Land Trust. We are grateful for their tremendous philanthropy and love of Hawaii.

What: $50 zipline tours to benefit HILT Where: Skyline Eco-Adventures' Haleakala location, 2.5 miles up Crater Road, Kula, Maui When: 3:00 & 3:30pm, Tuesday, November 1, and Saturday, November 5