The nonprofit Hawai’i Land Trust has received a $1.1 million grant from the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to create temporary jobs for 48 Maui residents affected by the recent wildfires.
Maui residents can now apply for six-month positions, with work beginning Dec. 4, to engage in various land stewardship and conservation activities at HILT’s 277-acre Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge, its 82-acre Nuu Refuge in Kaupo and its 4.5-acre Veterans Peace Park in Wailuku. Most positions do not require previous experience.
“We are focusing this workforce development effort on those individuals who lived and worked in Lahaina and are out of work due to the wildfires,” ‘Olu Campbell, president and CEO of HILT, said in a news release. “We recognize there is a spectrum of needs to be addressed, employment being one of them. We are grateful to be able to provide meaningful opportunities that will empower families to support themselves financially through this tough time, while gaining valuable green workforce experience, and improving the wellbeing of our ‘aina.”
To apply, visit www.hilt.org/careers. The deadline is Nov. 17.
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Lahaina and Kula residents who have been impacted by the August fires are invited to talk story with Mayor Richard Bissen. There are several dates to choose from. Each talk story session will welcome up to 30 residents to give folks a chance to share mana‘o and ask questions.
Series of events from December 9 through January 27.