Hawaii Community Foundation gives $400,000

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Community Foundation announced its 2017 recipients of the Community Restoration Partnership grants, totaling $400,000 to fund the protection and restoration of Hawaii’s coastal areas on seven of the Hawaiian Islands.

The CRP is a collaboration of foundations and private donors who provide funds for on-the-ground lower watershed and coastal restoration projects throughout Hawai‘i that involve community stewardship activities and focus on durable and sustainable positive impacts on coastal and near shore marine areas.

Grant recipients on Kauai include:

Hui Maka‘ainana o Makana: To support the restoration of the Haena ahupua‘a through lo‘i restoration, increased community capacity, and monitoring changes in natural resource health.

Kumano I Ke Ala O Makaweli: To support the Kulaiwi Restoration Project, which is centered on the removal of invasive species and replanting of 20 acres of lo‘i and mala farm lands in Makaweli.

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