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Walk, Talk and Grinds to Explore North Shore

January 19, 2012
The Maui Weekly

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition of Maui County (NPAC) will present its third Walk, Talk and Grinds event on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 4:30 p.m. at Kaunoa Senior Center, Room 101. The educational walk is free and open to the community.

Lucienne de Naie will lead a short walk with historical commentary historical of the Northshore Greenway or Spreckelsville area, and share her 15 years of the area. An active member of the Sierra Club, de Naie has dedicated her time to preserving Maui's unique character and history.

Attendees are asked to park in the back of the Kaunoa buildings in the grass parking area.

Seating is limited to the first 40 people. To attend, contact NPAC Coordinator Sandy McGuinness at or 264-7895.

De Naie is a historical researcher and author who lives in Huelo. She has volunteered to lead historical walks for Sierra Club Maui and various other groups over the past 15 years and has been featured in several local fundraising auctions as a guest leader for local adventures.

NPAC Maui County supports the completion of the Northshore Greenway, which is a proposed seven-mile pedestrian and bicycle-friendly trail from Kahului to Pa'ia. Its purpose is to provide the community with a trail that will be used for recreation and transportation. Its use will promote fitness and health, relaxation and solitude, fun and enjoyment, being outdoors and learning about nature by using this trail.

NPAC Maui County is supported by the Healthy Hawai'i Initiative, Hawai'i State Department of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services "Communities Putting Prevention to Work Hawai'i"--improving healthy eating and healthy activities, creating jobs and promoting sustainability on the island of Kaua'i and Maui.

The mission of NPAC Maui County is to improve the quality of life of Maui County residents by reducing obesity and chronic disease by promoting healthy eating and physical activity through environmental and policy changes, education and awareness.



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