Planning for long-term protection of Lipoa Point

The Save Honolua Coalition and the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust led grass-roots efforts during the last legislative session to encourage the state to dedicate $20 million for the protection of nearly 280 acres including Lipoa Point and shoreline at Honolua Bay.

This work, combined with the terrific efforts and leadership of many others, such as Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Rep. Angus McKelvey, Sen. Roz Baker and Maui Land & Pineapple Co., resulted in the full $20 million being approved for this property.

Currently, the state is working to complete the purchase of the land from Maui Land & Pineapple Co., possibly by year’s end.

Meanwhile, the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust and Save Honolua Coalition are working together to articulate a community vision and plan for the long-term stewardship and protection of this beloved land.

Our goal is to have this completed by year’s end so that we may share it with the state and have cooperative dialogue about how to enhance and perpetually protect the conservation and cultural values of this land for the lasting benefit of current and future generations.

Tamara Paltin

President, Save Honolua Coalition

Ted Clement

Executive Director, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust