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Representatives of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission to speak at Rotary Club

By Staff | Dec 12, 2019

KAANAPALI – Paul Higashino and Maggie Pulver will be the speakers at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Higashino serves as the natural reserves specialist for the commission. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tropical Agriculture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

He has been with the KIRC since 1996 and manages the Restoration Program. Higashino is responsible for the biological management for Kahoolawe and planning restoration activities on the island.

This includes planting, erosion control, planting strategies, faunal restoration and logistics of KIRC personnel and volunteers.

Pulver serves as the public information specialist for the commission. She has lived, learned and taught in Hawaii since 2005.

After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont and Master’s Degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, she went on to teach at Ho?ala School on Oahu.

She first became involved with Kahoolawe in 2012 as a KIRC volunteer and then continued to serve as a volunteer with the Protect Kahoolawe ‘Ohana.

She is excited to have landed her “dream job” working in service of Kahoolawe, bringing her experience in education, community outreach and public relations together to support the KIRC.

They will share information about the commission and their activities.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset, contact President Heidi Dollinger at Heidi.LahainaSunset@gmail.com or go to the club’s Facebook page.