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Cancelled Molokai Earth Day

By Edwin T. Misaki, TNC Director of Molokai Programs

Aloha and I hope you are all doing well during this pandemic. Like most events that will bring together lots of people, the 2020 Molokai Earth Day has been cancelled. The theme for this year is, “‘A‘ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia, No task is too big when done together by all.” The theme honors the watershed partnerships in Hawaii and is the 20th anniversary of the formation of the East Molokai Watershed Partnership (EMoWP). It also emphasizes how anything is possible when we all work together as we are doing now during these times of the COVID-19 epidemic.

On behalf of the Molokai Earth Day Planning Committee and TNC Molokai Staff, I would like to announce that Brian Naeole was chosen as the recipient of the Malama Kuleana Honua Award for 2020. Brian has dedicated the past 27 years of his life to preserving and protecting the natural resources on Molokai. Today, we see the fruits of his love: less sediment on our reef and highways, more of our forests being managed and protected for drinking water, and the next generation trained and dedicated to Aloha ‘Aina the way Brian has been for so many years. Mahalo nui to Brian and congratulations!

I want to also let you know that we will be making the 2020 Molokai Earth Day tees available for purchase once it is safe to be out and about. You can email me at emisaki@tnc.org to place an order that we will try to honor once it is safe to pick up your order.

Stay safe and remember, Earth Day is everyday and think globally, act locally!

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