Great turn out and event. Mahalo Lahaina for showing up and getting engaged. We're working hard for you!
Beautiful meeting space, right on the ocean at the Lahaina Jodo Mission. Lahaina Rotary does so much for our Maui County, mahalo Joe Pluta for the invite and for all you do. It was so nice to see Reverend Hara and Mrs. Hara too!
They're back and meeting in person! Kūpuna Power! Was so nice to see everyone again in real life and kudos to Arlene for leading the charge. Stay healthy and well kūpuna!
What a beautiful day talking story, sight seeing and enjoying the Lana'i Pineapple Festival 2022
Lokahi Pacific is accepting grant applications from Maui County farmers and ranchers for a $1.5 million assistance program to help with crop damage and other impacts from axis deer and other feral animals.
“I encourage our farmers and ranchers to apply for these grants as soon as possible to help them with damage caused by foraging axis deer and other feral animals,” Mayor Michael Victorino said. “Maui County is funding this grant program as a good beginning, but solving this problem requires a committed collaboration among the county, state, large landowners and other partners if we are to get this invasive species under control.”
The deadline for grant applications is 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.
Farmers and ranchers can receive a grant up to $30,000 for fencing and to cover crop damage and other losses caused by feral animals.
Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.
Maui County farmers and ranchers may receive funding for sustained economic losses resulting from the loss of pasture forage for cattle, death of cattle, destruction of farms, reduced crop yields and other agriculture property damages arising directly from axis deer overpopulation since July 1, 2021.
Eligible uses for grants include costs expended in protective/mitigating measures, acquisition of seeds, replanting efforts, livestock replacement, fencing, fuel, labor and rental equipment necessary to restore functioning agricultural operations.
To be eligible, applicants must be a food-producing farm or ranch of more than 12 acres but less than 40 acres and located in Maui County.
“I want to thank Lokahi Pacific and members of the Maui Axis Deer Task Force, chaired by Councilmember Yuki Lei Sugimura, to strategize ways to minimize the environmental and economic impacts of these feral animals,” Mayor Victorino said.
The funding is a result of a budget amendment submitted by Mayor Victorino.
Applications are available online at lokahipacific.org.
Farmers and ranchers are encouraged to submit complete applications with all required information to expedite the process of receiving grant funds.
For more information, contact Lokahi Pacific at (808) 242-5761, Ext. 23. Or, email to Susie Thieman, Executive Director, at email@example.com.
Spent one of my mornings this week with these awesome seniors. I asked them to share what they want to know. Homeless concerns. Welfare caps, more housing, rental caps Neighbors building monster homes and parking limited on the streets. The little volunteer is Aubrey Warner, precious angel from California visiting us. She volunteered and helped me by placing stickers on my containers with Brownies I baked this morning for these seniors. Life is good. @yukilei4council Forge on!
Teamwork! Focused on Solutions! My lifelong journey to serve realized. I am here for you Maui County! Hope. Dream. Do. #VoteYukiLei