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Amazon founder donates to Hawaii Land Trust

Hawaii Land Trust has received a donation from Amazon Founder and Executive Chair Jeff Bezos to assist with vital land protection and stewardship work in four communities across Maui.

Bezos’s gift will support the nonprofit’s work in the communities of Waihee, Hana, Kaupo and Kahului-Wailuku.

“This generous gift will directly and perpetually benefit the health of Maui’s lands and communities,” said Laura Kaakua, president and chief executive officer of Hawaii Land Trust. “Mahalo piha. We greatly appreciate support for our ongoing land protection, stewardship and educational programs, especially during this time of increased need.”

Hawaii Land Trust’s mission is to protect and steward the lands that sustain Hawaii and teach future generations to do the same. To date, the nonprofit has protected more than 21,500 acres throughout the state. Of those, 2,100 are Hawaii Land Trust-owned public preserves open for everyone to enjoy and more than 19,000 acres are protected through conservation easements restricting privately owned lands.

To learn more, visit HILT .org.

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