We are happy to announce that Sara Bowen has taken the position of Executive Director of Mālama Hulē‘ia. Sara brings vast experience in program and project development and management. She has a degree in Environmental Science and has worked within the private and public sectors of water resources management, land conservation, agriculture and community and economic development.
Sara will provide leadership in pursuing Mālama Hulē‘ia’s mission to eradicate invasive red mangrove and replant with native vegetation with in the Hulē’ia and Pū‘ali watersheds. Sara will serve as the main public contact and spokesperson for the organization, and will represent the organization as we build the relationships and partnerships necessary for accomplishing our goals.
Sara and her husband have lived on Kauai for nearly eight years and have a bright young daughter (2.5 yrs.) and an old dog. They live in Koloa and enjoy hiking, spending time at the beach and traveling.
Her official start date was June 1st and she is enjoying getting to know our organization, our successes and getting up to speed with our Action Plan. She loves to engage with the community and hopes to see you at our upcoming public input meeting.