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It’s an exciting new chapter at Turtle Bay – five new Laysan albatross chicks have hatched at Kahuku Point, marking an important milestone after adult albatrosses have attempted to nest in the area for half a decade.
These chicks signal hope for the long-term establishment of a new colony of these near-threatened status species.
We owe this monumental success to the hard work of our friends and partners at the North Shore Community Land Trust who, with the help of thousands of volunteers, have been restoring Kahuku Point since 2015.
To Adam Borrello, a '88 Leilehua graduate raised among the pine fields of central Oahu, the North Shore is a magical place. An avid surfer, Adam has always cared deeply for the natural beauty and rural character of North Shore. Fond memories of pine and cane fields from Wahiawa –– "The Gateway to the North Shore" –– down to Haleiwa inform his perspective and vision for this special place. The same geographic area is also the mission area for the North Shore Community Land Trust, where Adam was recently named the executive director.
This past December, Turtle Bay Foundation held its fifth annual awards dinner, giving out $135,000 in grants and scholarship to 147 nonprofit organizations and students. The evening also celebrated Turtle Bay Resort’s passionate commitment to preserving and enriching O‘ahu’s North Shore through programs, organizations and individuals who are making a difference.
Eighty-three nonprofit grants were awarded to organizations making a significant impact on the North Shore in five specific areas including: