SUSTAINING THE COMMUNITY
Operation makes ongoing, positive contributions to the community annually.
In 2013, Hawaii Forest & Trail (HFT) donated over $10,000 in kind services to community-based organizations, including local schools and non-profits. Supported organizations include Hawaii Public Radio, Keauhou Bird Conservation Center, Amy B. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden, Kona Historical Society, Kamehameha Schools, Hualalai Academy, Kau High School and the Kona Humane Society.
In 2013, HFT was the grand prize sponsor for KTA's Kokua I Na Kula Program. One elementary class, one middle school class and one high school class were each awarded a guided nature adventure. Estimated value of these in-kind services were over $6000. In addition, HFT in embarking on a high school internship program in partnership with Kealakehe High School and the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association. This program launched in April of 2014.