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Galbraith Estate In Hawaii Protected For Farming

"The Army is proud to have contributed to the purchase of adjacent lands that will add to Hawaii's future food security, while at the same time, continuing Schofield Barracks' critical mission of training our Soldiers with the skills necessary to deploy and return home safely," said Col. Daniel W. Whitney, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii. 

The City and County of Honolulu money came from a fund approved by voters in 2006.  "I am proud the City and County of Honolulu contributed to this important project.  There is an ever more pressing need to ensure that Hawaii can grow more of its own food, and diversify its economy," said Mayor Peter Carlisle.  "The Galbraith lands are an important step in the right direction."

D.R. Horton-Schuler Division contributed $500,000 and will be providing another $500,000 to help prepare it for farming.  "Over the years, we have listened to many community members express their desire to promote farming and support local farmers," said Mike Jones, president of D.R. Horton-Schuler Division. "As we work towards building sustainable lifestyles in Hawaii, we are proud to join in this partnership to advance food security, preserve agriculture land outside the urban growth boundary, and support our farmers."

Additional partner quotes available at www.tpl.org.  Maps and photos available from lea.hong@tpl.org

Founded in 1972, The Trust for Public Land is the leading nonprofit working to conserve land for people. Operating from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than three million acres from the inner city to the wilderness and helped generate more than $34 billion in public funds for conservation. Nearly ten million people live within a ten-minute walk of a Trust for Public Land park, garden, or natural area, and millions more visit these sites every year. Learn more at tpl.org ( http://www.tpl.org/).

SOURCE The Trust For Public Land

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