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Our mission is to maintain open space, public access, and revitalize the ecosystem of Honolua Ahupua'a through community based management utilizing Hawaiian practices and values.

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Bridge Update 10/9/18

Honolua Bridge is to be rehabilitated. Public opinion was strongly supportive of keeping the bridge to a single lane and that is what the state has agreed to do. Mahalo for voicing your concerns to the state. The work is scheduled to begin early 2020.


October 9 Named "Lipoa Point Day" as Escrow Closes and the State of Hawaii Takes Possesion of Honolua's Lipoa Point and Surrounding Area. Its Official Now!


  • Honolua will be a State park and managed in a collaberative effort with the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, Save Honolua Coalition, and Aha Moku Ka'anapali.


This mahalo ad was placed in the Maui News on 6/30/14

SHC would like to give our heart felt mahalos to everyone that has contributed to make this victory possible. There are so many that we couldn’t possibly fit them all into this space. Mahalo to all others that contributed to this monumental effort.

mahalosCommunity - Your support through rallies, public testimonies and letters has always been the foundation for all efforts to save Honolua. Working together with passion towards a common goal is what has gotten us this far and we will continue working together after the acquisition on the management and revitalization of this special place.
Roz Baker and Angus McKelvey - Thank you for successfully guiding funding for Honolua through the legislative process. What a wonderful legacy you have given to the people of Maui.
Representatives Faye Hanohano, Cindy Evans, Mele Carroll, Joseph Souki, Justin Woodson, Richard Fale, Kaniela Ing, Kyle Yamashita, Denny Coffman, TY Cullen and Senators Donovan Dela Cruz, Kalani English, David Ige, Gilbert Keith-Agaran, Ron Kouchi, and Malama Solomon were also instrumental at the State Level.
Elle Cochran - If it weren’t for you, there would be homes and a golf course at Lipoa. You were the spark that lit the fire bringing the community together.
Special mahalos to Maui County Council Members Don Couch, Bob Carroll, Gladys Baisa, Mike Vicorino and Stacy Crivello. Council member Bob Carroll began working on saving Honolua several decades ago.
Akaku TV - You gave us our voice.
Kupuna Kaina and the Kaina Ohana - Your hearts are pono and true for Honolua and you have been our guiding light.
Kahu David Kapaku - Thank you for teaching us how to be leaders and sharing your wisdom.
Les Potts - Everyday your hands on approach has set the tone for the community and malama 'aina.
The Pitzer Ohana - For providing our headquarters and being an example of how to get a job done right.
The Nishiki Ohana - The Honokowai farmers market sold more shirts than any other location and was a real hub for getting the word out.
Nikki Stange - For radiant brilliance and creativity. Most people will never know the pivotal role that only you could have played.
Lucienne DeNaie and Rob Parsons - You are undoubtably the heads of the Maui Jedi council. You are an inspiration and a great example to follow. Your leadership has been crucial.
Esther Kia 'Aina - For the right advice at the right time and for putting yourself in a position of influence to benefit the ‘aina, the culture, and the people.
Joanne Johnson and Michelle Anderson - You were our first guiding lights. You showed us how to stand for everything good in a hostile environment.
To the Napili Coffee Store (Melissa Bundek) and Hawaiian Village Coffee (Dave Moran). Mahalo for always stepping up and helping out in any way possible.
Maryanne Waldrop & Sacred Hearts School – Mahalo for your passion and connecting us with the future generations. All of the students past and present who stood for Honolua, you made a difference.
Save Makena - Please share in the victory of Honolua because your good work helped make this happen.
Glenn Kamaka - Mahalo for keeping us focused on what is important, for keeping us grounded and touching the hearts of key legislators on Oahu.
Isao Nakagawa - Thank you for sharing your historical knowledge of the land, plants, and animals of Honolua.
Alan Akana - Mahalo for your warrior spirit, your aloha and your strong support of the land and the coalition.
Silahis Taverna Foundation - Mahalo for being a light in the dark. Your support came at a crucial time. You helped show us how to make it through the tough times.
Hawaiian Islands Land Trust - Thank you for coming to the table at exactly the right time.
Lei’ohu Ryder & Maydeen ‘Iao - Your divine spirit and grace reminded all of us of our highest calling to the land, to ourselves, and each other.
John Severson - Your logo made the coalition look cool and helped us sell shirts. We are forever grateful for you giving us our unique and meaningful look.
Governor Abercrombie, Maui Land & Pineapple Company, Surfrider Foundation, Maui Tomorrow, Hawaii Wildlife Fund, Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, Maui Reef Fund, John & Anna Severson, Aldo Tassara, Dino Tassara, Laura Kaakua & Trust for Public Lands , E Alu Pu Network/ Kua'aina Ulu Auamo, Kahu Michael Lee, Ryan Churchill, Pomaikai Kaniaupio-Crozier, Megan Webster, Randy Bartlett, Frank Violi Jr, Robert Knourek, Sharyn Matin, Norm Bezane, Doomas Photos, Liz Foote, Darla White, Russell Sparks, Robin Knox, Clay Marzo, The Ron Cassidy Foundation and the Cassidy Ohana, Dusty Payne, Tina Malia, Ian McNulty, Trilogy, John Seebart, Karen Wetmore, Kenny Hultquist, Clifford Naeole, Ed Lindsey and the Lindsey Ohana, Ke’eaumoku & U’ilani Kapu, Liz Foote, Darla White, Russell Sparks, Inna Vision, Micah Wolf, Emily and Katherine of Choice, Matt Lane, Source, Issac & Dana Hall, Maui Film Festival, Janet Six, Skippy Hau, Jeff Hunt, Lance Holter, Wayno Cochran, Uncle Les Kulolo'io, Hwy 30, Anden, Kathy Chaston, Joe Bertram, Dick Mayer, Irene Bowie, Richard Ho’opi’i, Dr. Mark Vermeij, Meaghan Dailer, Tony Gomes, Andrew O'Riordan, Patagonia, Volcom, Keiko Beatie, Maui Time Magazine,, Sierra Club Maui, Louise Rockett, Simone Bosco, Kaunoa Senior Center, Alan Arakawa, Ilima Loomis, Matthew Thayer, Debra Lordan, Gordon Cockett, Ben Steyaert, Gretchen Leisenring & Mark Vieth.


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Current SHC Action Items
  • Honolua Bridge
    Per a Federal requirement, the State has initiated the process of either refurbishing or rebuilding Honolua Bridge. We are very concerned that a two lane bridge would have a tremendous impact on the character of the area and pave the way for further development. The community has come out loud and clear on this issue, we would like to keep the bridge one lane with yield signs on both sides and a sidewalk may be added.
  • Management Plan
    Acquiring the land is only half the battle. Knowing how and being able to Malama (take care) is the real challenge. Following our mission statement, we have drafted a plan.
  • Port-a-Potties
    Unfortunately, Honolua Bay has the highest level of bacteria of any water tested in Hawaii. To date SHC has raised over $20,000 for port-a-potty funding. We pay for two port-a-potties at Honolua bridge that get pumped out 3x a week. This item is one component of our broader management plan and we hope to soon be able to move a port-a-potty closer to where the people actually snorkel.
  • Moorings
    SHC participated w/ the Maui Reef Fund to support a mooring use program within the Honolua-Mokulei'a marine life conservation district which has just been adopted by the DLNR . The purpose is to protect the reefs by hooking up to a mooring instead of dropping anchor. We hope to co-host several public meetings to educate boaters on the general rules regarding Day Use Mooring Buoys.
  • Maui General Plan
    The Maui General Plan and more specifically the West Maui Community Plan defines the future of development and preservation for West Maui. We have participated heavily in the process which has led to strong wording in the plan to preserve Honolua. The General Plan process is not yet finished and we anticipate the process to come back to West Maui in late summer. We will let you know.
  • Water Quality Testing
    With help from the CORAL Reef Alliance, Killa Wiffa Surf Shop, and water quality expert Robin Knox, we are part of the CORAL water monitoring program.


One hundred percent of money received goes directly to the cause. Board members and supporters are all volunteers. You can specify if you would like your donation to go to a land acquisition fund or our general fund.

Save Honolua Coalition is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Hawaii. Federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status granted, effective May 11, 2007. Please consult with your tax advisor for deduction instructions. Copyright 2007-2009 Save Honolua Coalition. All rights reserved. Web Design By: Maui Photography