Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association Welcomes Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail to Partnership ʻOhana

By Katie Cavanaugh-Smith posted 05-09-2023 12:53 PM


We would like to spotlight the recent work of Public Lands Alliance member Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association (HPPA). HPPA is a nonprofit cooperating association working in partnership with the National Park Service in Hawaiʻi and American Samoa. Proceeds from their park stores support interpretation, educational programs, research projects, publications, and cultural activities. 

Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association has recently shared the newest addition to its partnership ʻohana - the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. 

The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, which spans 175 miles along the Big Island of Hawaii's coastline, is a significant site for cultural and historical preservation. The trail was designated as a National Historic Trail in 2000 and is managed by the National Park Service.

HPPA's partnership with the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail will help to promote and preserve the trail's unique cultural and natural resources. Through education, outreach, and support for research and conservation efforts, HPPA will work to ensure that the trail remains a place of deep cultural significance for future generations.

"We are thrilled to welcome the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail to our partnership ʻohana," said HPPA Executive Director, Kathy Kupper. "This partnership will allow us to further our mission of supporting the National Park Service in preserving and protecting Hawaii's national parks, and we look forward to working together to enhance the visitor experience and protect this important cultural resource."

To learn more about HPPA and its work, visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram