Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden Update COVID-19

Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden Update COVID-19


As a global community we face unprecedented challenges ahead due to the impacts of this public health crisis. In the face of this pandemic, we are committed to assisting our community, members, alliance partners, and all educational institutions.

Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve & Garden is a nonprofit dedicated to sustainability.  Our mission, charted in 1979, was visionary and guided us to not only serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary but an educational platform. We proudly focused the first forty years on conservation serving as a preserve and living seed bank for endangered flora from around the world. In the last two years our focus has pivoted to embrace the educational arm of our charter; “To teach and educate the public about plants and their value to mankind, and educate and demonstrate to the public the value and necessity of protecting the rainforests of the world as well as all of our worldly botanical and zoological resources”.

This global pause demonstrates how interconnected we are to each other and to nature. The smog is lifting from major cities, and the water is less polluted because we are all forced by way of this virus to lessen our collective impact. Imagine if we took this to heart beyond this moment and into the future. 

With education as a cornerstone of our mission, we are here to steward the relationship between people, plants, and our oceans. Our Board of Directors and staff recognize our efforts towards this vision are more important than ever. We are reaching out to let our community know we are still here and readying our organization for the next phase toward our mission of education.

During this period of social distancing and virtual connection let us know how we can partner and be part in forming a more sustainable world. Please feel free to contact our educational department at education@htbg.com with ideas or thoughts about how we can work together. Stay safe and be well!


Dan Lutkenhouse  
President/ Executive Director