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Update from our friends at GROW SOME GOOD

6/2/17 #kihei  Grow Some Good Providing Educational School Gardens on Maui   Students at Kihei Elementary School taste the veggie pizzas they made as part of their year-end Harvest Festival celebration.  In this Issue: Seeds of Summer Happening In the Gardens Volunteer With Grow Some Good Support Grow Some Good Seeds of Summer While our lessons […]

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Can you identify this sign?

6/12/17 #kihei.  Have you see this sign at a beach park in Kihei? We had an inquiry about some other island beaches looking for them, but we do not know the source. Do you know who we or they can contact to acquire some?  Let us know. Mahalo.

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Help ensure South Maui near-shore waters are safe?

5-31-17 #kihei As you may know, the government agency responsible for ensuring the safety of our water is the state Department of Health – Clean Water Branch (DOH-CWB). You may also know that it employs but a single individual to take water samples for testing for the entire island. KCA has asked for at least a […]

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Higher taxes, fees, surcharges, tariffs to directly benefit your local community? Or how else?

#kihei 5/23/17 Are you aware that all the money collected for Maui Police Department’s citations (tickets) goes to Oahu? Do you know the transit accommodation tax (TAT) paid by anyone staying at our Maui hotels and resorts also goes to Oahu and a small portion ( a lot less than is sent there) is returned […]

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UPDATE–“Losing Our Dark, Losing Our Seabirds – Finding Solutions” Seatalk at MOC Thursday Evening

5/31/17 UPDATE  Bad News. A soon to be released study of these birds on  Kauai shows a massive decrease in number over past two decades. See article on Maui NOW.  http://mauinow.com/2017/05/31/study-endangered-kauai-seabirds-alarming-decline/    5/18/17 #kihei  Light pollution; we all see it in our community, obviously worse in our urban areas. It is mostly just an annoyance for humans […]

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Kula makai moku and KCA reps meeting with the So Maui Councilmember Kelly King to discuss regional flooding and drainage issues this afternoon

5/26/17 #kihei   In another collaborative effort, your Association joined with the area moku to address our mutual concern with stormwater run off and flooding in South Maui at Kelly King’s office this afternoon.  Two KCA directors and two moku members, along with independent environmental scientist Robin Knox, received immediate welcome and support from our […]

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Are all those trees at Community Center to be chopped? Let’s check before removing

UPDATE 5/26/17  Well, WELL, WELL!  This morning all the X‘s are gone. What do you know.  But we will be watching UPDATE 5/25/17  With BIG mahalo to S Maui Council member Kelly King and her team, here is the situation as we understand it. The Parks & Rec Department unequivocally intends to remove all of […]

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Hawaii Farmers Union United (HFUU) to meet in Kihei June 8, 2017

5/6/17 #kihei   Update on hemp issues included   At our latest public community meeting, guest Vince Mina presented the non-profit organization HFFU which supports small farmers, although membership and support are not restricted to farmers. The Mauna Kahalawai chapter has monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at Maui Tropical Plantation. BUT NOT […]

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UPDATE**What about sunscreen containing oxybenzone ? Would you use it when in the ocean? Is it harmful to coral? Are there reasonable alternatives? Should there be legislative action?

For years some segments in the Maui community have stated sunscreen is harming our coral reef system. Have they been right all along? UPDATE  5/23/17  See Maui Now recent article for more information   http://mauinow.com/2017/05/19/reefs-at-risk-the-effects-of-sunscreen-on-hawai%ca%bbis-reefs/  #kihei 4/18/17  Our conclusion concerning this issue: the prudent action is to follow the precautionary principal. Don’t use a suspicious product […]

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Maui Bicycle League South Maui bike ride June 17 at 9 AM

Event notice from our friends at Maui Bicycle League  https://mauibicyclingleague.org/     6/2/17 #kihei Join us on Saturday, June 17th for a Women’s Ride! The intent of this event is to encourage women, and men, with any level of experience to bike ride. Enjoy the company of other bike riders and make new friends while cycling through […]

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