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Lea Hong, Director of the Hawaiian Islands program for The Trust for Public Land, has been recognized by the Hawaiian Conservation Alliance with the group's Outstanding Leadership Award.

This brochure presents five stories about land that was saved—and lives that were changed—by The Trust for Public Land–Hawai‘i and its supporters. We hope these stories inspire you to join our cause of conserving the best of Hawai‘i while we still can.

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Local groups in Hawai'i concerned about natural and cultural resources are rallying in opposition of measuresbefore the state legislature that would significantly cut state funds for important conservationprograms.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) announced today that the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) has generously awarded start-up funding to create a new position at TPL dedicated to working with underserved Hawaiian communities to protect lands of cultural or historic value. The Hawaiian communities that are the focus of this grant are located on the Leeward and Windward coasts of O'ahu, and the islands of Hawai'i, Kaua'i, Lana'i, which have smaller or less established local land trusts.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the State of Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) announced today the permanent protection of one of the last truly open spaces in the urban Honolulu area.

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The Trust for Public Land (TPL), the State of Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), and the Kamawaelualani/Kahikilaulani 'Ohana held a dedication and blessing of Kamana Nui and Kamana Iki Valleys (known as Moanalua Valley) today. The 3,716 acre valleys narrowly escaped destruction as a potential corridor for the H-3 freeway, and have been under threat of residential development for two decades.

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With the scenic coastal bluff as a backdrop, the North Shore community will come together Saturday to celebrate the permanent protection of Pupukea-Paumalu, along O'ahu's famed North Shore. Pupukea-Paumalu is an 1,129 acre coastal property that serves

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Wao Kele O Puna became a place of reflection, healing and optimism today as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, The Trust for Public Land, the State Department of Land and Natural Resources and other partners came together to celebrate the future of the 25,856-acre rainforest.

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The Trust for Public Land and the North Shore Community Land Trust announced today the permanent protection of the 1,129 acre Pupukea-Paumalu coastal bluff, located along O'ahu's famed North Shore. The City of Honolulu and the State of Hawai'i will each own separate parcels for natural resource protection and public benefit.

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, Kona, HI - The Trust for Public Land (TPL) and the National Park Service (NPS) held a long awaited dedication and blessing ceremony today, marking the addition of the fragile and culturally rich lands of Ki'ilae to the Pu'uhonua o H?naunau National Historical Park (also known as the "City of Refuge").