|May 18, 2013|
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Save Makena.org, a project of Maui Tomorrow Foundation, invites visitors and community members to help care for Oneloa (“Big Beach”), at Makena State Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Malama Oneloa morning cleanup will meet at the park’s second entrance parking at 9am.
Volunteers will remove alien plants and clean the beach and wooded areas around a designated area of the park, working in coordination with the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks. Cleanup supplies will be provided with volunteers asked to bring work gloves; cold water and watermelon will be served. Save Makena.org provides a voice for citizens coming together to protect and take care of Makena State Park and the lands of Honua’ula. For further information or to volunteer, please call 214-0147
Saying that “busloads” of people are using their facilities, the Honokeana Cove Resort Condominiums has gated off access through their property to Honokeana Cove.
According to the Maui News, Council member Ellie “Cochran, who chairs the council Infrastructure and Environmental Management committee, said that the issue at Honokeana Cove is already on her radar, and that the county Planning Department will be working to come up with a shoreline plan, though it has not yet been brought up as an agenda item in council.”
“Shoreline access is an important part of the law here in Hawaii. . . . It’s near and dear to the hearts of several council members, but the challenge comes in the implementation,” said Owens. “It’s going to take a little bit of collaboration but it can be done.”
Because more and more of Maui’s sandy shorelines are being “impaired” by development and uncontrollable environmental issues, laws and procedures to protect the environment must be followed, county and state officials said Wednesday morning.
“We want to develop in an environmentally sensible way,” said Maui County coastal resource planner Jim Buika.
Buika said that according to a 2003 Maui shoreline inventory study, 40 percent of Maui’s sandy shorelines have been “impaired” since 1949.
Those once-sandy shorelines are no more because development, erosion and other environmental factors have taken them away…
Read the rest of this article by Melissa Tanji at Maui News
If you love Makena, join the fun Saturday June 11th at third entrance, Oneloa Beach. The 4th annual Save Makena skim board contest goes from 8am til 2pm. Plenty prizes, ono grinds from Flatbread & Lulu’s and a chance to find out what’s up with Makena.
Sponsored by Hawaii Amateur Skim Board League, Maui Skimmers, Maui Tomorrow and SaveMakena.org.
Register at hawaiiskimboardleague.com Or check out the link at savemakena.org . See you June 11 at Oneloa Beach