Skyline Eco-Adventures raised more than $8,000 for Maui children’s charities at its fifth-annual Zip for the Trees, Nov. 15 at the company’s Haleakala zipline course.
Participants in the community event and fundraiser soared through towering eucalyptus trees on three different ziplines at Skyline’s original course, which includes Maui’s only pendulum zipline that reaches speeds of more than 45 miles per hour. Guests were also treated to live music by Paula Fuga, Mike Love, Kaena Elaban & Kalapana Kollars, and the Kanekoa Band.
In addition to zip-lining, event participants–along with Skyline employees and volunteers–planted more than 350 native trees including ʻAʻaliʻi. Ohi’a and Koa; they also removed invasive species in a large-scale effort to restore the native Hawaii forest land.
More than 450 people attended the fifth-annual event, which also provided pony rides and face painting for the keiki. All proceeds from the event benefited three local charities: The Children’s Justice Center; the Hui Malama Learning Center; and Maui Youth and Family Services.
Sponsors of the 2015 event included Haleakala Ranch, Native Nursery, Plant-a-Wish, Kihei Compost, Maui Coffee Roasters, Flat Bread Company and Maui Ponies. For more information and to view photos from the event visit Zipline.com/zip4thetrees.
Photo courtesy Skyline Eco-Adventures