Q1 2021 No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award Recipient: Nā Hoaloha ‘Ekolu

Congratulations to Nā Hoaloha ‘Ekolu, our 2021 first quarter recipient of the No Ka Oi Highway Hui award! This outstanding restaurant group, which consists of Old Lāhainā Lūʻau, Star Noodle, Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop, and Aloha Mixed Plate, has participated in our Adopt-A-Highway program for almost three decades! Over the years their clean-up events have removed over 1,000 bags of rubbish from their section of Honoapiʻilani Highway. Nā Hoaloha ‘Ekolu stated that participation in community programs like Adopt-A-Highway is an expression of their Hawaiian values, including poʻokela, which is excellence; aloha, which is love, mālama ʻāina, which is love for the land,  as well as hoʻokipa, which is hospitality. By removing litter and other pollutants from our environment, Adopt-A-Highway partners do a tremendous amount of good for Maui and its ecosystems. We’re very pleased to honor Nā Hoaloha ‘Ekolu for their ongoing contributions.

Check out their feature in Maui NowLahaina News, and The Maui News!

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