Our mission at Hawaiian Paddle Sports involves more than just our business. Community, culture, and protecting what we love in this world is a big part of who we are. Each month we highlight a local charity, community group or non profit organization to help raise awareness for their cause. We were proud to support Skyline Conservation Initiative with another visit in March 2022.
Restoring Native Ecosystems for Future Generations
We got out of the ocean and into the forest.
We were thrilled to join forces with fellow Maui eco-tour company, Skyline Eco-Adventures, to support its Skyline Conservation Initiative.
Over time, native forests have been disappearing on Maui. To counteract that, Skyline has helped restore native ecosystems since it started its zipline operations. Since 2002, they have hosted 6,500 volunteers, who have helped plant native trees, shrubs, and groundcovers.
We traveled to the outdoor classroom of Haleakala National Park to clear invasive species, and then plant native trees and shrubs. We helped plant the 18,000th tree.
Our work helped strengthen the forest’s soil and water line system, which in turn, helps the wildlife that needs the forest to survive.
“It’s critical that businesses take the lead in sustainability and protecting the environment,” said Danny Boren, president, Skyline Eco-Adventures and Skyline Conservation Initiative. “Hawaii is a special place to live and a special place to visit, and we have to protect what we have for future generations.”
How You Can Help
- Volunteer – Skyline Conservation Initiative organizes monthly volunteer trips for local community groups, schools, clubs, nonprofits, and local businesses. Periodically they offer volunteer trips that are open to the general public.
- Donate – Make a tax-deductible donation online, or contact Skyline about additional donation opportunities.
Go to Skyline Conservation Initiative’s website for more information.