Important Wetland and Cultural Resource- Kawainui, Kailua Meeting

THE KAILUA NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD (KNB) WILL BE HOLDING A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION MEETING ON THE KAWAINUI-HAMAKUA MARSH MASTER PLAN RECENTLY RELEASED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES (DLNR). THE NEW DRAFT OF THE PLAN, THAT HAS MAJOR IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ECOLOGICAL, HISTORICAL, CULTURAL, ARCHEOLOGICAL AND FLOOD CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MARSH, HAS BEEN GIVEN VERY LITTLE PUBLICITY, AND NO OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC DISCUSSION.
THE KNB, LANIKAILUA OUTDOOR CIRCLE, HAWAII’S THOUSAND FRIENDS, THE AUDUBON SOCIETY, KE KAHUA O KUALI`I, KEEP IT KAILUA AND OTHERS EXPRESSED SERIOUS CONCERNS WITH THE PREVIOUS DRAFT OF THE PLAN, YET THE NEW DRAFT RELEASED MAY 22, 2014 IS ESSENTIALLY THE SAME AS THE PREVIOUS DRAFT.
THE KNB HAS REQUESTED THE DIRECTOR OF DLNR, WILLIAM ALIA, TO PRESENT THE PLAN AT THE MEETING, AND COMMUNITY RESIDENTS WILL BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THEIR OPINIONS ON THE PROJECT. THIS MAY BE THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO BEFORE THE PLAN IS SUBMITTED FOR A FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT.
THE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014 AT 7:00 PM AT THE KAILUA RECREATION CENTER, 21 S. KAINALU DRIVE, KAILUA. ALL KAILUA RESIDENTS, AND OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS ARE URGED TO ATTEND.
A COPY OF THE PLAN IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.HHF.COM/KAWAINUI.
 
Photo credit:  Lisa Hinano Rey, December 2014. 
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One response to “Important Wetland and Cultural Resource- Kawainui, Kailua Meeting

  1. Mary A Guinger

    Lisa , Thanks for the info. Mary Guinger

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