02/29/20-HELEMANO CELEBRATION DAYPosted on Feb 29, 2020 in Forestry & Wildlife, Main, Media, News Releases, slider
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
HELEMANO CELEBRATION DAY
(Honolulu) – Today, Hawai’i Governor David Ige, DLNR Chair Suzanne Case, Trust For Public Land State Director Lea Hong, and funding partners celebrated the acquisition of forest and former pineapple cultivated lands in Central O‘ahu that are being added to the State’s Forest Reserve System. Over 2,800 acres of mountain watershed and agricultural lands have been conserved for forestry, native reforestation, water source protection and recreational purposes.
In 2018 the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) partnered with the Trust for Public Land and other private and public partners to help purchase and protect Helemano permanently. This day of celebration recognizes the generous contributions and sustained commitment of our supporters over the five years it took to raise the funds and complete the purchase and marks the beginning of a community-based planning effort for this special place.
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Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources