Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project participates in various environmental education and outreach events throughout the year. During these events, we focus on educating people about native forest birds, our research, conservation work, and partner projects. Events include annual fairs, fundraisers, charity events, and presentations. Fundraisers help support the work of recovering native forest birds and their habitat.
If you have an idea for a fundraiser or are interested in inviting us to your event for either an outreach table or presentation, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Calendar of Events and Fundraisers below.
Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings: Interpretation of nature plays a significant role in eco-based tourism and is beneficial to tour operators, visitors, conservation groups, and the nature-based tourism economy. The program’s goal is to educate tour operators and guides about native ecosystems and species found in Hawai’i and the projects that are helping conserve it. The program is a partnership between East Maui Watershed Partnership, Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, and Nā Koa Manu Conservation.
Currently, scheduled trainings are:
Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings provide:
May 26th, 2023: 6-10 pm: Maui Brewing Company Pint Night FUNDRAISER. Half the pub profits from house beers sold tonight go towards protecting native birds. Maui Brewing Company has been supporting MFBRP for the past 12 years! Mahalo! Maui Brewing Company Brewpub is located at the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center, just north of Lahaina. Address is 4405 Honoapi’ilani Highway, Lahaina, Maui 96761.
June 25th, 2023: Mākena Golf & Beach Club Community Golf Tournament. Mākena Golf & Beach Club is hosting a community golf tournament on Sunday, June 25, 2023 benefiting organizations dedicated to the protection and conservation of Maui’s leeward natural ecosystems. Proceeds from the tournament will directly benefit Uhiwai O Haleakalā, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, and Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project.
“We depend on nature to sustain us and so we are grateful for the opportunity to recognize organizations like Uhiwai, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, and Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project, who are closest to some of our precious natural resources,” says Leahi Hall Community Engagement Director at Makena Golf & Beach Club. “Here in Honuaʻula, through the leadership of CJ Elizares who guides our ʻŌiwi Resources & Stewardship department, we dream and work towards reestablishing a leeward, low, dryland forest full of the sounds of our native birds. This makes the work of our mauka forest friends like Uhiwai and Auwahi, incredibly important as the first places to capture water and create cooler habitats for our birds. It also highlights the timely opportunity we all have to support our elder siblings – the native seabird and forest birds, who are in
need of our aloha. And so it is our great honor to support these three incredible organizations whose collective work contributes to the vitality of our native forests, birds and water cycle.” The event will be held at the Makena Golf & Beach Club’s 18-hole club golf course.
The community event includes an 18-hole scramble format golf tournament with a shotgun start at 12 PM. Snacks and refreshments will be offered throughout the tournament, followed by light pupus and an awards ceremony.
The event is offered at $250 per golfer and all proceeds will go directly to the three
organizations. Registration for the event is first come, first served and is administered
by the benefiting organizations. To register, please visit https://form.jotform.com/231305443727149
September 23rd, 2023: Maui Ku’ia Estate Weekend Laulima Tastings. Chocolate Laulima tasting experiences where all proceeds collected from chocolate tasting fees are given to the nonprofits. Enjoy 360-degree views from the second-story open-air pavilion chocolate factory while being led through three flights of chocolate by Founder and CEO, Gunars Valkirs, or VP of Everything Chocolate, Dan O‘Doherty. Book on MFBRP chocolate tasting date and proceeds will go to MFBRP. Maui Ku’ia is located at 78 Ulupono St, Ste 1, Lahaina, Maui.
November 24th, 2023: 6-10 pm: Maui Brewing Company Pint Night FUNDRAISER. Half the pub profits from house beers sold tonight go towards protecting native birds. Maui Brewing Company has been supporting MFBRP for the past 12 years! Mahalo! Maui Brewing Company Brewpub is located at the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center, just north of Lahaina. Address is 4405 Honoapi’ilani Highway, Lahaina, Maui 96761.