Non-Profit Recipient: Hawaii Islands Land Trust
Corporate Sponsor: Aloha Kayaks Maui
Food Sponsor: TBD
Departure location: Lahaina Harbor
8:30 am Meet at the tree and bench located at the Lahaina Harbor loading dock.
8:30-8:45 Conduct land based harbor cleanup
8:45 board a Trilogy catamaran
1:00 pm Return to the harbor
Background: Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (HILT) is a non-profit organization committed to working with private landowners, community groups, community leaders and government partners to protect Hawai‘i’s precious lands. Using a variety of tools, we help landowners integrate conservation into their land use plans in perpetuity. This collaborative work today helps to avert inappropriate land use tomorrow—and the benefits of conservation are triumphs that resound for all generations to come.
Founded in January 2011, we represent the combined skill and resources of four organizations now working together to do right by the land. Bolstered by national accreditation, HILT assumes responsibility for the protected lands currently in our care and all future acquisitions forever. Proper protection defends against the threat of losing any more precious resources than we already have, while careful stewardship of these protected areas ensures their cultural and conservation values survive in perpetuity.
Description: Leaving from Lahaina Harbor you will board a Trilogy catamaran and head out to a local reef. While underway, you will learn about the new environmental initiatives taking place on Maui. Once at the designated reef you will have an hour or more to snorkel around and look for any marine debris. Back on the boat enjoy lunch from the sponsored restaurant while we sail back to the Lahaina Harbor.
What to bring: Sun protection, bathing suit, towel.