First off, a big MAHALO! to the Kohala community for its wonderful support and to all who made our
Dedication and Blessing such a memorable event, with over 300 people attending!. Thanks to you, the HWC has completed construction and we are now on a mission to secure the equipment that will enable us to begin taking in native Hawaiian animals in need of care.
The HWC is continuing to build momentum as it prepares to become fully operational. Here are some highlights!
- Collaborations continue with state departments like the DNLR Division of Forestry and Wildlife and other conservation programs like the Save Our Shearwater program on Kaua’i.
- The HWC is making great efforts to develop internally, strengthening its strategy and capacity for growth.
- Knowledge is power! Involvement with the latest research is still going strong, with the HWC most recently participating in the Wildlife Society Conference.
- Community enthusiasm is growing, and the HWC continues its work with Kohala Middle School students and teachers.
You won’t be the only one with a holiday wish list this year! Like a fire station, the HWC must be constantly ready to accommodate native animals, with everything from blenders for food, to stethoscopes, to bird wash equipment. We would really appreciate your continued support this holiday season as we begin checking off items on our wish list, one by one. In addition, you can now join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Again, mahalo for all the love and support this past year. Here’s to a great 2012!