Restoring Koa Forests
Through a partnership with Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods, Hawaiian Electric Co. (HECO) is a sponsor of koa 'Legacy Trees,' which will help restore a koa forest on the slopes of Mauna Kea to its former glory. For every tree sponsored, a portion was designated by HECO to Malama Learning Center on Oahu to fund education programs at Makeke Kapolei and the farmers and green markets at Kapolei High School. Pictured (from left) are Ka'iulani de Silva, HECO; Pauline Sato, Malama Learning Center; Myah Ely, Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods; and Cybil Rawlins, Hawaiian Electric Company. Photo from Sharon Higa.