The South Maui Coastal Heritage Corridor is a recreation and tourism project of the Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. (Tri-Isle RC&D). The project is a culmination of a partnership with the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Na Ala Hele Trails and Access Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Hawaii, Sea Grant Extension Service, and individuals from the community of Kihei. The project protects and provides public access to South Maui’s 15 mile leeward coastline. The project has installed interpretive signs between Maalaea and La Perouse Bay. Signs describe the historic importance of the area in terms of Hawaiian cultural values and traditions.