Mission: To hold, manage, preserve, promote the use of, and retain the essential
Programs: The documenting, cataloging, digitization, management and maintenance of a botanical catalog of nearly 3,000 palm trees, over 125 palm genera, over 480 palm species and over 800 horticultural varieties located upon the merwin's 18-acre haiku, maui, hawai'i property. The chronicles rendered by this project are available to botanists, horticulturalists and scientists worldwide for further study and critique of the palm species and this unique ecosystem.
an arts, environmental & literary salon lecture series titled "the green room". The series reaches nearly 1,000 people annually. The green room is the avenue by which the conservancy brings w. S. Merwin's values, visions and works into the community.
secure a long term reserve fund / endowment for the perpetual preservation, management and maintenance of the merwin's land, palm collection and residence.
Donor & Volunteer Advisory
This organization's nonprofit status may have been revoked or it may have merged with another
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The Merwin Conservancy is a wonderful organization that is working to preserve a palm forest lovingly planted by W.S. Merwin and his wife, Paula, on Maui. The forest had been described as agricultural wasteland due to the farming practices of the pineapple company that owned the land previously. I have been lucky enough to tour this forest and it is thick and beautiful. Hopefully, this natural landscape can be preserved and enjoyed for generations to come.