This has been a busy start to summer, with the passage of the Environmental Court Law and its opening on July 1. You will read about this and of the Environmental Court Symposium in this issue.
As I complete my Presidency, I wish to thank all of you who support the ongoing efforts to help TOC further our mission. Your contributions through membership, donations and direct service have furthered the effectiveness of our mission. I would also like to thank each of the eight Branch Presidents for leading your community projects and for your support of the full canopy of TOC.
It has been an honor and a privilege to have served TOC as President. I am grateful for the hard work that TOC Board of Directors has contributed toward our state wide goals. Together, we navigated through a structural change in our By-laws, worked on a development plan for mapping out our future, and added to the list of accomplishments under our state sanctioned Exceptional Tree Initiative. It is a great pleasure to have worked with Myles Ritchie to develop a state wide Exceptional Tree Mapping program. It is a state wide learning system to discover the Exceptional Trees of Hawai’i.
Here’s to our incoming President Mike McFarlane and to the continuation of a long lived legacy of keeping Hawai’i clean, green and beautiful.
A hui ho,
The Greenleaf is the online newsletter and blog of The Outdoor Circle. Here you will find updates on the projects and accomplishments of our many branches throughout the state, as well as programs with statewide impact.