North Hawai‘i art gallery donates more than $40,000 to environmental restoration efforts

KAWAIHAE, Hawai‘i—February 9, 2017—For Waimea residents Gunner and Elli Mench, supporting reforestation efforts on Hawai‘i Island is all about giving back.

As owners of Harbor Gallery in Kawaihae, which curates a Wood Show twice a year largely featuring pieces made with materials grown on Hawai‘i Island, they wanted to support an organization dedicated to protecting and reestablishing native forests. Since 2009 the couple has donated more than $40,000 of their Wood Show proceeds to The Kohala Center to support its Kohala Watershed Partnership (KWP) program.
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Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—June 4, 2015—The Kohala Watershed Partnership, a sponsored program of The Kohala Center, recently received funding to undertake a three-year photography project that will capture images from some of the wildest and least accessible locations on Kohala Mountain. “Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life” is intended to inspire appreciation of native Hawaiian forests by documenting the flora, fauna, water, and atmospheres of Hawai‘i Island’s oldest and most ecologically diverse mountain.
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