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From University of Hawai‘i News:
The nonprofit Hawai’i Land Trust has received a $1.1 million grant from the Hawai’i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund to create temporary jobs for 48 Maui residents affected by the recent wildfires.
Maui residents can now apply for six-month positions, with work beginning Dec. 4, to engage in various land stewardship and conservation activities at HILT’s 277-acre Waihe‘e Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge, its 82-acre Nu‘u Refuge in Kaupō and its 4.5-acre Veterans Peace Park in Wailuku. Most positions do not require previous experience.
In 2020, under a similar six-week program during the COVID-19 pandemic, HILT provided temporary work for 42 Maui residents with funding from the federal CARES Act.
HILT is offering the current positions in partnership with conservation nonprofit Kupu.
Continue reading at mauinews.com.
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