Conservation Leadership Program Accepting Applications

May 20, 2019, 12:15 PM HST · Updated May 20, 12:16 PM
Meteorologist Malika Dudley · 0 Comments

KAHULUI – Applications are now being accepted for Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. The Hoʻoilo 2019-2020 term will be 19 hours per week from October 14, 2019 – June 06, 2019. Participants will earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $475.00 and are eligible to earn two AmeriCorps Education Awards’s totalling $2,579.00 to apply toward higher education costs or student loans

Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono recognizes the intrinsic relationship we have with the ʻāina around us, and honors it through dedicated service and mentoring to protect it for future generations. As the majority of this term is in alignment with the Hoʻoilo season, the name of this term honors this connection and our sense of place here on Maui.

Host agencies for this term are the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, and The Nature Conservancy. There will also be a Conservation Leader Assistant Position where the member will participate with all four host agencies along with learning about running a quality environmental education program. These five positions are available for college-level students who have an interest in integrating conservation as part of the foundation for a future career.


Applicants will be selected through a competitive process which includes a formal application, criminal history check, and interview. Members are responsible for their own transportation and housing accommodations. Completed applications and all required documents must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday June 10, 2019.

For more information and to obtain an application packet, please visit or contact the Program Manager at [email protected] and (808) 727-2184.

Applications are now open for our Hoʻoilo 2019-2020 Term!
October 14, 2019- June 06, 2020 | 19 hours per week
$475 bi-weekly living allowance | Total of $2,579.90 in AmeriCorps Education Awards
Please visit for more information.
Application deadline: June 10, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.


Meteorologist Malika Dudley
Malika was born and raised in Hilo. She began her career in news at KGMB9 in 2007. As a part of the Hawaii News Now weather team, Malika was nominated for two Emmy Awards for excellence in weather reporting and won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Journalism Award for her reporting on Hawaii’s tsunami damage in 2011. In 2019, Malika was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists Hawaii Chapter in the category of Science Reporting for her Big Island Now news report on what was happening beneath the sea surface at the ocean entry of the Puna lava flow.  

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