McKenna Maduli of HINow's Talk Story Now and Jilll Wirt, Project Manager with Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, talk about the new pilot Reef Friendly Landscaping program which is targeted to hotels to eliminate harmful pesticides on their property. If your hotel is interested in being a part of the pilot program, email [email protected] or visit the website Mauireefs.org.
The Reef Friendly Landscaping program is supported by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau. It meets key Maui Destination Management Action Plan goals including actions:
● Action B: Initiate, fund and continue programs to protect the health of ocean, fresh water, land-based ecosystems, and biosecurity.
● Action B.4: Encourage and if needed provide incentives to visitor industry partners for recycling, wastewater reuse, organic land care, and renewable energy installation. Recognize those partners who have exceeded expectations.