Tags: Ala Kahakai Trail Association

Land Acquisition: Lessons Learned on the Ala Kahakai NHT

by Kaleo Paik, Director of Philanthropy, Ala Kahakai Trail Association The Ala Kahakai Trail Association (ATA) has found itself a landowner in the last several years, but not in a way that most acquire lands. We were very reluctant to engage in land ownership as…

2020 Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Highlights

Ala Kahakai Trail Association (ATA) E Mau Nā Ala Hele (E Mau) OUTREACH Programs — During the pandemic, the ATA continued taking small groups of hikers along the trail in accordance with State restrictions for gatherings. PROTECTION Signs — ATA maintained signs and replaced lost…

2019 Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Highlights

Ala Kahakai Trail Association (ATA) E Mau Nā Ala Hele (E Mau) OUTREACH Education — ATA initiated a program that taught intermediate and high school students from six schools about the trail and its significance to our history. The program included a classroom lecture about…

PNTS publishes Ala Kahakai Trail protection case study

by Don Owen, Consultant and Case Study Author, Partnership for the National Trails System The Partnership for the National Trails System (PNTS) has published its fourth case study about national trail protection efforts. “Protecting Waikapuna: Nana i waele mua i ke ala, mahope aku makou,…

Saving a path for connection: Ala Kahakai Trail Association secures funding to purchase Waikapuna

by Kaleo Paik, Board Member, Ala Kahakai Trail Association This year’s Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C. focused on the perpetual renewal of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), which had far reaching effects for protection of the National Trails System through land acquisitions. The…

Ala Kahakai NHT: 2018 Highlights

Ala Kahakai Trail Association (AKTA) OUTREACH AKTA conducted seven hikes along portions of the trail and six community events.   AKTA worked with a trail intern to create a presentation template that was used as an educational piece for six community meetings. PROTECTION AKTA received 100…

Keko’o Brown

Name: Keko’o Brown Age: 29 Current City/State: Mountain View, HI Hometown: Moku o Keawe, HI Education: Anthropology/Hawaiian Archaeology at University of Hawaii at Hilo Trail Represented: Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Federal Agency/Nonprofit Employer: Ala Kahakai Trail Association Internship Title: Community Outreach and Education Intern…

Connecting with lineal descendants in Hawaii

By Ala Kahakai Trail Association Adapted from AKTA emails and social media Under the terms of its cooperative funding agreement with the National Park Service, Ala Kahakai Trail Association (AKTA) is obligated to host at least six community events per funding year. In February and…

Ala Kahakai NHT 2017 Highlights

Ala Kahakai Trail Association (AKTA) E Mau Nā Ala Hele (EM) OUTREACH Programs — AKTA used a foundation grant to hold two community outreach education programs on the trail; engaged in three events with a booth to pass out information and talk to community about…