Two Big Island nonprofits to receive shares of USDA grants
By LAURA RUMINSKI West Hawaii Today | Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Teachers and Pilina ʻAina staff with Kaiaulu Puʻuwaʻawaʻa hosts after a day of forest restoration as a part of the Pilina Kaiaulu Teacher Training Program. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today
Middle school students in the Pilina ʻAina and Kohala Middle School Biocultural Summer program planting koa at Puʻuhuluhulu Ranch. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today
Pilina ʻAina middle school participants helping the Kohala Watershed Partnership and Natural Area Reserve System with fence construction at the Koaiʻa Tree Corridor. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today
Kalo grows at Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)
The Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)
Two Big Island nonprofits will receive a share of more than $42 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Inflation Reduction Act to nine organizations for planting and maintaining trees, combat extreme heat, and improve access to green space in communities throughout the state.