by Hannah Bernard, Executive Director
Although we are small, we are mighty. And when we combine our
efforts with other like-minded groups, great things happen.
Sept - Board of Directors & stocking native
This month, HWF reached a major milestone
by implementing the strategic plan developed during our
planning retreat in June, including electing a new Board of
Also in September, we partnered with Oceanic Institute to stock a
traditional Hawaiian fish pond with native mullet, which built on
a project we initiated in July with the help of students from
Aug - Keeping watch over sea turtle nests
Sea turtle nesting season kept us busy in August, first patrolling
for tracks, then protecting the nests of Hawksbill sea turtles on
Maui. Three Maui beaches now have nests on them. The third one is
on our first new nesting beach in 14 years.
July - New sponsor & help from Moondance
We announced a new sponsor
Reyn Stooner, an Oahu company that
is donating proceeds to HWF from its Hawaiian print Eco Bags that they make from leftover Aloha shirts.
In July, HWF also hosted a youth group from the mainland, Moondance Adventures, whose high school students helped us restore
sea turtle habitat and dig native
Hawaiian fish ponds.
June - Planning HWF's 20th Anniversary
Our core team met with facilitator Jane Schumacher on Hawaii Island
June 3 and 4 to formulate a strategic plan for our nonprofit
organization based on high-performance principles.
May - Focusing on high-performance
HWF team members attended Hawaii Community Foundation's Advancing Nonprofit Excellence Conference on
Oahu on May 7, gaining important tools for our Strategic Planning Retreat in June.
Me ka mahalo,
Hannah Bernard, Executive Director
Hawaii Wildlife Fund