Paul Mitchell, one of the world’s largest makers of hair and salon products, has decided that they will donate a piece of land they own on the Big Island (Hawaii) to The Nature Conservancy. The property is located on the coast and is worth millions of dollars.
Paul Mitchell purchased the land at Kiholo Bay in the 1980s while battling cancer but died before building a home there. His son – Angus Mitchell, is the person in charge of all Paul Mitchell holdings now, as he is the one that made the decision to donate the land to The Nature Conservancy.
Angus Mitchell also noted that his father considered this piece of land on the Big Island “his Eden.”
The $6.5 million property contains freshwater spring-fed pools connected to the bay, which is rich with marine life including green sea turtles. It also hosts threatened migratory shore birds.
The Nature Conservancy’s Hawaii executive director Suzanne Case says the organization will work with nonprofits and the state to develop a stewardship plan.
Not very often does a donation like this occur, especially when the piece of property in question is worth so much money, however, Angus Mitchell felt that this is what his father would have wanted, so he went ahead and made the move.