Art contest and kupuna sharing part of birthday celebration

The West Maui Ridge to Reef Celebration and fifth birthday party for the Kahekili Herbivore Fisheries Management Area in Kaanapali will take place from 9 a.m. to noon July 26 at the old airport beach (Kahekili Beach Park).

Organizers are seeking kupuna who can share their memories and experience of the reefs of West Maui.

In addition, a youth art contest and exhibition is planned for the event, and the organizers are seeking entries.

To participate in the kupuna sharing as part of the event, call Tova Callender, West Maui Watershed and Coastal Management coordinator, at 214-4239 or send email to

For information about the art contest, visit or

Artwork is due by July 14. Contact Liz Foote at 669-9062 or to make arrangements to mail it, drop it off or have it picked up.

This event is organized by the Coral Reef Alliance, DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources, Ka’anapali Makai Watch, the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative and West Maui Kumuwai.

In addition, the Kaunoa Senior Center is providing transportation to the event for seniors from Central and West Maui locations.

Call 661-9432 for details on pickup times and locations.