This Friday, the Board of Land and Natural Resources will be voting on an approval in principal of the acquisition of a conservation easement over 654 acres of shoreline line spanning from Kawela Bay to Kahuku Point. The staff submittal describing the proposed approval is attached. The Trust for Public Land’s DRAFT testimony is attached.
Please consider sending in testimony in support to email@example.com.
To send in testimony, reference Agenda Item D-28. The following are bullet points that you can consider including in your testimony:
- The conservation easement will protect five miles of shoreline spanning from Kawela Point to Kahuku Point, 654 acres of shoreline land, and important scenic, recreational, and ecologically important resources.
- Endangered Hawaiian monk seals have been documented pupping and resting along this shoreline.
- Threatened Hawaiian green sea turtles bask and nest along the shoreline.
- Migratory birds and endangered Hawaiian waterbirds frequent the area, including Punaho`olapa Marsh
- Approximately five miles of recreational coastal trails located on private owned land will be made available to the public
Mahalo for your support –
Hawaiian Islands State Director
The Trust for Public Land
1003 Bishop Street
Pauahi Tower, Suite 740
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 524-8563 (direct)
(808) 783-3653 (cell)