Author: Rob Weltman

Preventing and Mitigating Fire Events

3/3/2019 #kihei #fire    Image from mauinow.com How To Prevent Fire And Keep It From Spreading South Maui residents have been very concerned about fire hazards after the 200-acre brush fire in Wailea January 6 this year and a smaller one later in the month. Fortunately there were no deaths or injuries in either fire, but the first one caused many evacuations. KCA wrote to Maui Electric Company (MECO) and the Maui County Fire Department to ask: Based on your analysis of the causes of the recent South Maui fires and the difficulty containing them, do you feel nothing more can...

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Weekly volunteer opportunity with South Maui Volunteers

2/3/2019 #kihei #volunteer Are you looking for a way to help keep our Kihei shoreline safe and beautiful? Check out South Maui Volunteers for local Monday morning service work. South Maui Volunteers / Hoaloha ‘Aina   Purpose Statement:  South Maui Volunteers work on the restoration and maintenance of beach and dune areas near some of South Maui’s beach parks.  We believe healthy dunes are Mother Nature’s way of protecting our coastal areas and by working with the geologists at UH Sea Grant and the Maui Parks Department  we can help reduce sand dune erosion and encourage natural dune growth.  We accomplish this by...

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Wildfire Management – A presentation by Maui Nui Marine Resource Council 1/16/2019

2/3/2019 #kihei #wildfire We are conveying this invitation from Maui Nui Marine Resource Council on a very current and important topic also for South Maui.   Free Presentation: “Wildfire on Maui: the History, Threat, and Our Collective Responsibility” January 16 @ 5:30 pm – February 6 @ 7:00 pm Free Did you know that the area burned each year by wildfire in Hawaii has increased by 400% over the past several decades? Wildfires have an impact on our nearshore ocean environment and coral reefs, which is why Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is hosting a free presentation on “Wildfire on Maui: the History, Threat, and Our Collective Responsibility” on Wednesday, February 6. The presentation will be offered by Clay Trauernicht, PhD, Wildland Fire Specialist at University of Hawai?i Cooperative Extension. It will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at Pacific Whale Foundation’s classrooms at the Ma’alaea Harbor Shops at 300 Ma’alaea Road, Ma’alaea (Wailuku). Doors open at 5:00 pm and complimentary refreshments will be served. “Over the past decade, an average of more than 1,000 wildfires burned more than 17,000 acres each year in Hawai‘i, with the percentage of total land area burned comparable to and often exceeding figures for the fire-prone western United States,” reported Dr. Trauernicht. “During my presentation, we’ll use fire science and a bit of history to tackle the how and why of the 400%...

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Kalama Park Walk in the Park February 6

2/2/2019 #kihei A message from the Kalama Park Action team   Aloha Kalama Park Action Team members:  ACTION TIME AGAIN!      We will be resuming our Walk-In-The Park on Wednesday FEB. 06, 2019 @ 5:00 PM.   WE WILL MEET IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE END OF THE BRIDGE AT 5:00 PM   Please remember to wear your KPAT T-Shirt.  PLEASE RSVP TO THIS EMAIL, MAHALO.    Mahalo to all for continuing to support KPAT’s mission. Keep up the good work!  Keep using and enjoying the park!     ALOHA,   Mike Trotto 808-281-9829 mikeyinmaui@aol.com  ...

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May 21, 2019

6:30 To 8:00 at Saint Theresa Church at 25 West Lipoa Street.


KCA welcomes Amanda Cording to update us on the alternative plan she is working on for the South Maui Drainage Plan, offering a Low Impact Design instead of additional concrete culverts and stream diversions.


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