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Sierra Club Maui to celebrate its 40th anniversary

By Staff | Sep 29, 2016


KAHULUI – The Sierra Club Maui Group will hold its 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lae’ula O Kai Canoe Club Hale at Kanaha Beach Park, Kahului.

The canoe hale is on Amala Place, approximately 1.5 miles from the intersection of Hobron Avenue and Amala Place. Both Sierra Club members and non-members are welcome.

The event theme is “Celebrating Forty Years of Being a Voice for Maui’s Lands, Waters and People.” The free family-style celebration will feature a complimentary picnic lunch with main dishes donated by Mana Foods and Flatbread Company; musical entertainment by Richard Dancil, Randall Rospond, and the DiF eXperience; the Environmental Champions awards presentation; and talk story groups on environmental topics in Maui.

In addition, all local political candidates running for office have been invited.

Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair and side dish for the potluck, as well as reusable plates and utensils to cut down on waste.

Adriane Raff Corwin, Sierra Club Maui Group’s recently hired first staff person, will also be introduced at the event.

“In honor of our 40th anniversary, we are giving a shout out to a variety of folks who have worked tirelessly to make Maui a better place through their educational and advocacy work,” said Raff Corwin.

This year’s Environmental Champions honorees include Kahakuloa kalo farmer and youth mentor Oliver Dukelow, longtime South Maui community parks and open space advocate Susan Bradford, North Shore cultural educators Kathy Kaohu and the late Alex Bode, community activist Karen Chun, environmental attorney Lance Collins, East Maui kalo farmers and water rights advocates Lezley Jacintho and Healoha Carmichael, and environmental and cultural rights advocate Tiare Lawrence.

For more information about the Sierra Club Maui Group, visit www.mauisierraclub.org.