Maui Cultural Lands, Inc, (MCL) is a Maui-based grassroots land trust organization whose mission is to stabilize, protect, and restore Hawaiian cultural resources.
MCL was established as a non-profit organization in February of 2002 and is one of only a few land trust organizations on Maui targeting Hawaiian cultural lands along the coast and inland areas. We are currently a small organization operating on the basis of volunteerism.
Maui Cultural Lands is founded on the principles of traditional Hawaiian values. It is through living these values that we are able to follow the path left behind by our kupuna.
Hawaiian culture is intimately connected to the native flora of our islands. Plants have been used for building, transportation, food, clothing, weapons, medicine and religion. Many of these plants are nearing extinction due to the massive influx of invasive plant and animal species to the Hawaiian Islands. Our primary goal is to reforest Honokowai Valley and the Kaanapali area with native and endemic Hawaiian plant species.
Important cultural information is contained within the ruins of Honokowai Valley. MCL needs your help to stabilize this archaeological site for future generations.
Honokowai Valley provides an ideal setting for educational opportunities for the Hawaiian community, general public and visitor.