Maui Business

Local Companies Donate Over $200K to The Nature Conservancy

July 25, 2017, 2:38 PM HST
* Updated July 25, 2:43 PM
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The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i’s Corporate Council for the Environment announced it raised over $200,000 for local conservation in fiscal year 2017.

An ōhi‘a lehua tree in the Waikamoi Preserve was accepted for Exceptional Tree status in Maui County. Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy
Hawai’i Program.

The Council consists of local business leaders who correlate the link between Hawai‘i’s environment and its economy. Since its launch in 1987, the Corporate Council has raised over $4 million to protect Hawai‘i’s natural resources.

“In Hawai‘i, the environment is the economy,” said Ulalia Woodside, the Conservancy’s Hawai‘i Executive Director. “These companies know the importance of protecting the lands and waters that sustain Hawai‘i’s people, economy and island way of life.”

Corporate Visionary supporters with donations of $25,000 or more were Alaska Airlines, Moana ‘Ohana, and Skyline Eco-Adventures.

Executive Leadership Circle supporters with donations of $10,000 or more were ABC Stores, Alexander & Baldwin, Hawaiian Electric Industries, The Shidler Family Foundation, and William Yeoward Crystal.

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Since 1980, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 200,000 acres of natural lands in Hawai‘i and works with other public and private landowners to protect the islands’ key watersheds. The Conservancy manages a statewide network of 14 preserves and works in 20 coastal communities to protect the near-shore waters of the main Hawaiian Islands.

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