The Central Pacific Bank Foundation (CPB Foundation) presented the Kokonut Koalition with a check for $30,000, which will be used for urgently needed supplies for temporary repairs to the Koko Crater Trail in Hawaii Kai.
The first phase of repairs, from the trail head to the bridge, is complete. Wood ties were replaced and supported with gravel. The rehabilitation project is now in phase two, extending from the bridge to the trail summit.
“The CPB Foundation is proud to support the Kokonut Koalition with a $30,000 grant,” said Keith Amemiya, CPB Foundation Executive Director. “We also encourage the users of the trail to contribute what they can. This is one of the largest volunteer-driven projects in the state and all the organizers are unpaid. I’m grateful for everything they were able to accomplish so far.”
“We made a lot of progress, but we can still use the public’s help,” said David Nixon, Kokonut Koalition president. “There are ways you can help out just as part of your climb, by carrying some gravel up the hill or helping to remove the large number of disintegrated rail ties cast to the sides of the trail over the years.”
Individual donations are still welcome and can be sent to the Kokonut Koalition’s GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/f/help-us-save-the-koko-crater-trail All funds will be used to purchase supplies and equipment.