Office of Ecconmoic Development (OED) FY 2015 $30,000-Pohana Ho’ola-Seeds of Hope- Projects & educational /volunteer programs
The L.H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation 2015 $25,000– Unrestricted grant. Hurricane Iselle clean up and repair.
James Hunt Fleming Memorial $4,500- Unrestricted grant. Rain Simulators in Arboretum
Office of Economic Development ( OED) FY 2013 $25,000 – Pohana Ho’ola-Seeds of Hope educational /volunteer programs
Office of Economic Development ( OED) FY 2013 $5,000 – Marketing for sustainability
The L.H. Dorcy Hawaiian Foundation-$25,000 – Iselle Clean up and Operations
The James Hunt Fleming Memorial-$4,500 – Operations, Projects & Programs
Office of Ecconmoic Development ( OED) FY 2013 $25,000 -Pohana Ho’ola-Seeds of Hope educational /volunteer programs
Hawaii Tourism Authority Natural Resource Program -$9,485 –Pohana Ho’ola-Seeds of Hope educational /volunteer programs
Pahana Ho‘ola –Seeds of Hope 2013 promotes stewardship of the environment through 12 regular monthly Arboretum tours the last Saturday of each month, 12 additional tours on request, 12 volunteer workshops and field training the first Saturday of each month, 6 special educational events throughout the year, 2 public booth presentations and providing up-to-date educational material through FOFA’s website and annual newsletter.
Maui County Community Partnership Grant $25,000-Pohana Ho’ola-Seeds of Hope educational /volunteer programs
Hawaii Tourism Authority Natural Resource Program $25,000-Pohana Ho’ola -Seeds of Hope educational /volunteer programs
Cooke Foundation- $10,000– Workshop Expansion/Equipment Garage
Maui County CPG $25,000-Pohana Ho’ola educational program
Hawaii Tourism Authority $12,000-Pohana Ho’ola educational program
Samuel N and Mary Castle Foundation $15,000-Workshop and Parking Extenstion
Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation $5,000– Workshop and Parking Extenstion
February 16, 2010
Fleming Arboretum friends receive $5,000 grant
ULUPALAKUA – The Friends of D.T. Fleming Arboretum has received a $5,000 grant from Atherton Family Foundation for Campground Development. The money will define the parking area with a 75 foot Kiawe railing, provide water storage, and develop camping areas.
Camping for volunteers will inspire greater involvement by community and youth groups in the Arboretum and its conservation projects. Educational programs to improve appreciation of the importance of native watershed restoration will be enhanced, making possible a greater range of activities.
The D.T. Fleming Arboretum was planted in 1952 by David Thomas Fleming for the preservation of Maui’s dry land forest species. It is Hawaii’s oldest and largest native arboretum and Maui’s largest living collection of native Hawaiian species.
Conservation and educational projects at the Arboretum help preserve and perpetuate Hawaii’s cultural and natural resources. The non-profit sponsors free monthly Arboretum tours, educational workshops and volunteer workdays, providing “a unique and enriching experience for Hawaii’s community and visitors.”
|November 9, 2009Boeing Company $10,000 for environmental education Click here to read News Release -from the Maui News|
|November 5, 2009
Hawai’i Tourism Authority Natural Resource Grant- $12,000 for educational programs for the preservation of Hawaii’s natural resources.
2009 Accepted Grants
July 21, 2009- Harold K.L. Castle Foundation
A $5,000 grant was awarded to Friends if the Fleming Arboretum for educational outreach to improve appreciation of the importance of watershed restoration and habitat enhancement.
Fleming Arboretum Receives Castle Grant
Friends of D.T. Fleming Arboretum [FOFA] has received a $5,000 grant from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation for educational outreach programs to improve appreciation of the importance of watershed restoration and habitat enhancement. Funding will assist expansion in the number and range of educational programs at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum in Ulupalakua.
FOFA’s work parallels Harold Castle’s goals for enhanced youth education and care of our natural resources for Hawaii’s future; for watershed restoration and erosion control; for clean rivers and runoff into out oceans, for the strengthening and pride of community, actively participating in conservation.
The D.T. Fleming Arboretum was planted in 1952 by David Thomas Fleming for the preservation of Maui’s dry land species. It is Hawai’i’s oldest and largest native arboretum and Maui’s largest living collection of native Hawaiian species.
June 2009-EQUIP Grant
A four year grant 2009 to 2012 with the USDA-NRCS will pay $101,710 for conservation projects- tree clearing for fencing, firebreak and fence maintenance road, hog fencing of the entire 17 acre Pu’u Mahoe cinder cone, 795 feet of double windbreak trees, green waste mulch for entire Arboretum, site prep and planting of Arboretum expansion, nutrient management, pest management and easement road .
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Photo of Andrea Thompson
Andrea Thompson [Andy] is a Maui girl working as a student intern for the USDA-NRCS.
Andrea did the GPS mapping of Pu’u Mahoe for project measurements.
June 2009- the County of Maui
The County of Maui has awarded FOFA $9,380 for June 2009to June 20010 educational outreach programs -website updates, educational material, tour directors and professional workshop instructors.
2009 Completed Grants
July 2009- Shed/Lua/ Workshop
The construction of the Fleming Arboretum Shed / Lua / Workshop facility has been a 3 ½ year project. In 2006 grants were written to secure funding; 2007 project design & permitting, 2008 construction; June 2009 facility completion.
A $3,000 grant was received from Fred Baldwin Family Foundation for the design & permitting. Construction grants were received from Atherton Family Foundation [$10,000], Bank of Hawai’i [$5,000], Hawaiian Electric Charitable Foundation through Maui Electric Co. [$5,000], Cooke Foundation [$10,000], A&B Foundation [$2,500] and Fred Baldwin Family Foundation [$5,000].Friends of Fleming Arboretum have contributed remaining cash and volunteer labor.
The Shed / Lua / Workshop will allow the Arboretum to expand community educational programs with greater range and number of programs and increased participation. The workshop area will be a classroom for workday instruction, propagation workshops and community events as well as a shady area for Arboretum workers & volunteers for field work training and refreshment/lunch breaks. The modern bathroom and shelter makes possible overnight camping for volunteers with increased youth participation.
NEW FACILITY AT FLEMING ARBORETUM
Construction of a bathroom, locking shed and workshop facility at the D.T. Fleming Arboretum in Ulupalakua is now completed with County final inspection approval. This $45,000 project was made possible by grants from Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation, Cooke Foundation, Bank of Hawaii, Hawaiian Electric Charitable Foundation, and Alexander & Baldwin Foundation.
Completion of this two year project makes possible expansion of educational programs at the Fleming Arboretum and will increase efficiency of Arboretum operations. Martha Vockrodt-Moran, President of Friends of D.T. Fleming Arboretum, stated:” Especially exciting is the potential for overnight camping for youth groups to excite kids to visit Pu’u Mahoe and participate in our conservation work. Our next step is to purchase furnishings including a black board, shelving and tables and develop parking, trails and campground areas.”
Friends of D,T, Fleming Arboretum [FOFA] was created in 2002 to help fund the preservation of the Fleming Arboretum at Pu’u Mahoe cinder cone in Ulupalakua. Planted by agriculture missionary David Thomas Fleming in 1952, the Arboretum is Hawaii’s oldest and largest native arboretum and Maui’s largest living collection of native flora.
FOFA sponsors a volunteer workday the second Saturday of each month and a free tour the last Saturday of each month.
2008 Grants Accepted Grants
|PROJECT HEALTH BY MONSANTO
The Monsanto Fund has generously awarded a $10,000 grant to FOFA for Project Health. The award will enable FOFA to remove encroaching wattle trees and transform these once invasive trees into beneficial onsite mulch for the arboretum trees. The funding will also be used to clear a swath of invasive trees in order to install a waterline from a 5,000-gallon water tank to the new shed, restroom and classroom facility.
Click Here here to read final narrative report
Click Here to view Project Health in actionHawaii Community Foundation has awarded $15,000 for native plant preservation. This money will be used for Project Health in tree clearing and chipping as well as special projects in the Arboretum for native plant preservation. SPECIAL PROJECTS Rotary Club of Maui – District Grant awarded $1000 to FOFA to purchase Kiawe for 2 functional projects: a Kiawe railing for a steep area in arboretum and an entrance arch. Two 12-foot Kiawe posts will support a 12-foot horizontal Kiawe beam providing a tall archway and sign-holder for the arboretum’s entrance. Kaunoa Reunion Class of 1957 – Donated $867.86. This money will be used for labor to pay for installation of kiawe railing and entrance sign post.Click Here to see the completed Kiawe entryway & to see the completed Kiawe railing.
2007 Grants Completed Grants
- Accepted Grants
- Proposed Grants & Goals
|Preliminary drawing for the proposed shed / restroom facility at the Fleming Arboretum.|
2006 Completed Grants
– “Project Site Mulch”: $4,500 matching grant from Maui County Office of Economic Development.
FOFA seeks the remaining funds for this $9,000 project. Project Site Mulch will transform invasive wattle trees at Pu`u Mahoe into wood-chip mulch, clearing area for native habitat restoration.
– Shed /Restroom Design and Permitting: $3,500 from Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation.
– Shed /Restroom Construction: $10,000 from Atherton Family Foundation; $10,000 Cooke Foundation; $5,000 from Bank of Hawaii; $2,500 from A&B Foundation. FOFA seeks the remaining funding for this $30,000 project.
– Professional Instructors for Propagation Workshops 2006: from Kaulunani Dept. of Forestry
Click here for Workshop photos
– Upgraded Irrigation System: from Atherton Family Foundation.
– Arboretum Inventory & Computer Database with Arboretum Map by Robert Hobdy:
from Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation
– “Project Mulch” – Mulch purchase and distribution: from Atherton Family, Cooke, and A&B Foundations
FINAL REPORT: Habitat Maintenance Upgrade and Expansion Project
AWARD DATE: March 1, 2006
GRANT NAME: 2006 Propagation Workshop I and II
GRANT ID NUMBER: Number: FOFA 2006-1
1 Project Overall
A Project Objectives
Annual propagation workshops include the community in preservation of Maui’s native dryland species. Airlayer and grafting skills are learned to encourage propagation and distribution of these species. The endangered Hibiscus hannerae and most fragrant Hibiscus waimeae are propagated to be outplanted within the community. Propagation workshops fulfill FOFA’s mission of preservation thru protection, propagation and distribution.
B Difficulties and how they were resolved?
Propagation Workshop II needed to be postponed one month. Substantial airlayer roots did not form within the expected two months. June’s class was postponed to July 15th.
C What organizations were included?
FOFA’s Propagation Workshops included students from 2006 Maui Master Gardeners, Nature Conservancy, Maui Nui Gardens and Haleakala National Park. The workshops were funded by a partnership with Kaulunani and Friends of the Fleming Arboretum.
D Project Completion.
FOFA’s annual propagation workshops were held April 15 th and July 15th. Each student took home two planted airlayers and two grafted hibiscus that they created.
2 Kaulunani Grant Expense Invoices enclosed.
3 Funds Used to Match Grant See Itemized Budget Detail and Volunteer Sign up Sheet.
4 Plant Materials Used Airlayers were done on Hibiscus waimeae subsp. hannerae and Hibiscus waimeae subsp. waimeae.
Grafting was done on Hibiscus kokio root stock using scions of Hibiscus waimeae subsp. hannerae.
5 Publications / Promotions.
See FOFA’s website at www.flemingarboretum.org/projects to see documentation of 2006 Propagation Workshops. Text shares important steps of class instruction on airlayering. In November 2006, the annual FOFA newsletter will be mailed to 1400 recipients. The newsletter will include a page on FOFA’s 2006 Propagation Workshops. We will note the generosity of a Kaulunani Grant to help fund this unique and beneficial community activity.
2005 Completed Grants
|Helene and John Jackson of Haiku work on “Project Mulch” – funded by grants from A&B Foundation, Atherton Family Foundation and Cooke Foundation. This project, important for Arboretum health, continues into 2006.|
ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION – November 2005-2006
$3,000 Total – $2000 Grant for “Project Mulch” & $1000 for Irrigation Automation
Friends of the Fleming Arboretum [FOFA] has received $2000 funding for “Project Mulch” from Atherton Family Foundation to revitalize the soils and upgrade the health of its native species habitat area. Atherton Family Foundation has funded an additional $1000 for new irrigation timers with updated technology capable of running longer durations, allowing watering at night without overlapping stations. The Arboretum faucets and property restroom will have full water pressure during the day, a problem in the past. See Final Report (click here)
COOKE FOUNDATION – October 2005-2006
A $2500 Grant helps fund “Project Mulch”
This $9,000 project will transform invasive wattle trees on site into woodchip mulch, providing essential microorganisms and nutrients to over 400 native species, conserving water, creating firebreaks, preventing erosion and weeds and expanding native habitat area.
A&B FOUNDATION – June 2005-2006
A $1,000 Grant for “Project Mulch”
Respected horticulturist expert Ernest Rezents and other plant specialists have advised [FOFA] to make Project Mulch the Arboretum’s top priority in 2005, revitalizing soils at this 50-year-old facility. Project Mulch will transform invasive wattle trees on site into woodchip mulch, providing essential microorganisms and nutrients to over 400 native species, conserving water, creating firebreaks, preventing erosion and weeds and expanding native habitat area. FOFA continues to seek funding to reach its $9,000 total budget needed for Project Mulch.
FRED BALDWIN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION – April 2005-2006
A $3000 grant proposal accepted for Native Plant Inventory & Database Upgrade
|The Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation has approved $3,000 to fund the D.T.Fleming Arboretum’s “Native Plant Inventory & Database Upgrade.” Bob Hobdy native plant botanist and retired chief of the Maui County’s State Divison of Forestry, will be creating an updated professional inventory and map of all plant species, including exact identity, locations,and population density, upgrading existing maps of the Arboretum. This inventory will be the foundation for a comprehensive electronic database to maintain the updated plant inventory as well as record maintenance and propagation research of each species. The database will be available for public information posted on this website.
See Final Report (click here)
See Arb Inventory (click here)
|Bob Hobdy, retired head of DLNR for Maui County, and his wife Doreen pose with completed map of the 7-acre Fleming Arboretum, funded by Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation.|
2004 Completed Grants
|Drip irrigation was installed to the 124 new seedlings of Project Plant 2004, and existing irrigation was upgraded on mature trees (funded by Cooke Foundation).||New 1-inch sclair line was installed to service Arboretum expansion by Gregg Patterson (funded by Cooke Foundation).|
COOKE FOUNDATION – 2004-2005
A $3500 Grant funds Irrigation System Upgrade for Native Plant Habitat Expansion eliminating the labor intensive weekly hand-watering.This project provides reliable water supply to 159 recently transplanted native specimens. It funds 1600 feet of new irrigation lines, including all needed fittings and supplies, to serve plantings over several acres. See Final Report (click here)
HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION – July 2005
Travel funds for roundtrip airfare to the 2005 Hawaii Conservation Conference on Oahu
The event dates are July 28 & 29,2005 The theme this year” Hawaii’s Restoration Efforts” directly parrallels our Arboretum work. It will be beneficial interacting as a resource manager with the scientific community and obtaining up-to-date information on conservation techniques and experiences in Hawaii. Information learned will help direct FOFA’s future restoration activities.
Hawaii Community Foundation Foundation
CONFERENCE FINAL REPORT
The recent Hawaii Conservation Conference (July 28-29) in honolulu had many useful and thought provoking presentations. it was very beneficial to be able to attend and bring ideas and information back where it could perhaps help guide future habitat restoration efforts at the Fleming Arboretum.
The conference theme for 2005 focused on restoration efforts in Hawaii but there were informative presentations from other places and nations as well. Some of the highlight presentations:
* a symposium on Paleoecology work being done in Hawaii. This fascinating study of past evidence of biological habitats and species is especially relevant to the South easterm slopes of Haleakala where the Fleming Arboretum is located. Researchers spoke of the abundance of bird life that once inhabited the area and also of efforts to attempt to reintroduce some native bird species into restored habitats in this region. The arboretum could prove a beneficial location for such future efforts because it is large enough (17 acres) to provide needed habitat, but small enough to manage rare avian populations.
* Several presentations were offered on lessons learned from restoration efforts underway in various lowland or midrange forests. These featured forests on the Big island and Kaua’i, but they were dealing with suppression many of the same invasive species we face at Pu’u mahoe. The research projects offered insights and the most effective ways to remove alien grasses, how to stabilize populations of rare plant species through both on site and off site propagation and strategies to gradually convert an alien dominant habitat to a native plant dominant habitat.
* One of the poster presentations on display showed a new fencing being used in New Zealand which was able to keep, rats, mongooses and rabbits out of preserve areas. Another showed insects being tested for possible importation as miconia control vectors. There were also several excellent poster displays on native birds and efforts to protect more suitable habitat areas.
* An update on the progress of restoration work going on in the island of Kaho’olawe was also very useful, since some of the species of native dry land forest plants grown at the Fleming Arboretum are also being used for restoration efforts on Kaho’olawe and there are traditional links between Puu Mahoe (where the Arboretum is located) and the island of Kaho’olawe. It was also heartening to view or hear several excellent student presentations at the conference and see many young adults in attendance. It appears that the future of our biological resources will be in good hands.
I was also grateful to be able to meet so many researchers and conservation managers some of whom are likely to prove to be very beneficial contacts in future projects I undertake for Fleming Arboretum at Puu Mahoe. Mahalo nui for the opportunity to attend this useful conference.
Lucienne de Naie
SR 1 Box 47, Haiku, HI 96708
sponsored by Friends of Fleming Arboretum
|Out with the old …||…In with the new. This custom gate was designed and installed by John Daniels of Ulupalakua.|
USDA WILDLIFE HABITAT PROGRAM (WHIP) – 2003-2005
This grant to the land owner benefits the Arboretum by funding new fencing and removal of invasive species.The USDA pays 75% – the remaining 25% by in-kinbd volunteer work and equipment donations.The entire Arboretum is now re-fenced, including an additional acre for Arboretum expansion.
A&B FOUNDATION 2004
The A&B Foundation has donated $1000 to “progressive maintenance” – Arboretum care beyond basic maintenance.
Friends of DT Fleming Arboretum was created to give the Arboretum more than just basic maintenance for preservation of the Arboretum and its species. With the extra support these last 2 years, the health of the Arboretum has improved. Seeds are more viable with a greater percentage of germination. Fruits, once hollow, now have seeds.
The Arboretum will continue to improve with this extra funding from the A&B Foundation: Fungicides, insecticides, foliar and ground fertilizers, pruning, proper irrigation and erosion mitigation.
All these projects, beyond basic maintenance, create healthy trees and renewed hope for their preservation.
ATHERTON FAMILY FOUNDATION 2004
A $5000 grant for habitat Maintenance Upgrade and Expansion Project was awarded
This generous grant will support Phase II of Project Plant, as well as progressive maintenance of the entire Arboretum. When the Project Plant expansion project is completed, 21 new species will have been added. The Arboretum will have a more complete collection of the Auwahi Forest species. Larger populations of the existing species will increase genetic diversity and cross-pollination for their propagation and preservation. Click here to read Final Report.
FRED BALDWIN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION 2004
A $2000 grant proposal for Project Plant was accepted
The acceptance of Project Plant will fund the profesional planting of 10 new species into the arboretum, making it a more complete collection of the Auwahi Forest. More existing species will also be planted. The larger population encourages both cross-pollination and stronger genetics for more successful propagation. A total of 90 plants, 21 species, will be planted.
Especially exciting is the planting of 2 Alani seedlings (Melicope knudsenii). This is the first successful propagation and outplanting of this seedling from the last viable tree in existence. The strong, one-foot-tall Alani are now planted in the Arboretum thanks to Proejct Plant and plant professional Arlene Taus. These new plantings are the hope for preservation of this species. See Final Report (click here)
HAWAII COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 2004
Provided travel funds to the Conservation Conference June 29-30 2004 on Oahu
The theme of the conference was Invasive Species.
It was appropriate that the Fleming Arboretum be represented. Preservation of Hawaii’s native species begins with protection from invasive species…grazing animals, aggressive weeds, insects and soil diseases. Arlene Taus was chosen to represent the Arboretum.
A $2310 grant from KAULUNANI, an urban forestry program of the DLNR and USDA, funded tree identification with engraved labels on galvanized steel stakes.
|Maui Garden Club volunteers placed stakes throughout the Arboretum (L-R) Kathy Collins, Marjorie Bonar, Dwayne Bower.||Kihei Waikea Citizen Beach Patrol volunteers (L-R) Don Schneider, Nobuo Suda and Jack Crow with post pounders to pound in new tree label stakes.|
|Out with the old…
…in with the new
|Volunteers Dan Judson and Debbie DeMello worked together crimping on new labels, financed by this grant.|
A&B FOUNDATION 2003
A&B Foundation funded $500 operating expenses that provided species identification
that will help create an updated plant inventory.
|Ted Issacson photo|
|The D.T. Fleming Arboretum is planted within the southern slopes of the Pu’u Mahoe cinder cone, protected from the northeast and southerly winds.|
FRED BALDWIN MEMORIAL FOUNDATION 2003
A $3500 grant provided funding for Arboretum Health Care
Arlene Taus, a certified arborist, provided pruning services under the grant. Cathy Hobson, Maui Garden Club volunteer, hauls tree prunings to chipper site. The Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation Grant funded tree pruning, along with attention to irrigation and buried roots from erosion.
See Final Report (click here)
|Arlene Taus, a certified arborist, provided pruning services under the grant.||Cathy Hobson, Maui Garden Club volunteer, hauls tree prunings to chipper site.|
|The Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation Grant funded tree pruning, along with attention to irrigation and buried roots from erosion.|