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More than 250 North Shore residents and Turtle Bay Resort employees apply for a coveted garden plot
Turtle Bay Resort and Pono Pacific held a lottery on July 26th to select the 10 North Shore and Koʻolauloa residents and 10 Turtle Bay employees who will become caretakers of their own 500-square-foot plot in the new Turtle Bay Community Gardens. More than 250 people applied for a coveted garden plot.
Founded by musician Jack Johnson and his wife Kim, the Kokua Hawai‘i Foundation’s (KHF) mission is to support environmental education in schools and communities across Hawai‘i.
In 2017, Turtle Bay Foundation recognized KHF with $10,000 and its special Community Award. The funds were used to build and implement programs in North Shore schools to teach farm-to-table learning, recycling and plastic reduction.
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.