Tuesday, August 6, 2018 the Oneloa Coalition assembled for the umpteenth time. The Coalition works to get the consensus of the community in order to guide State Parks officials efforts to improve, preserve and, where appropriate, restore this South Maui gem, Oneloa Park. Oneloa Park is also known as Makena Beach Park.
Like blowing sand, the group’s members have changed over the many years of its existence. For the past few years Albert Perez of Maui Tomorrow has chaired the monthly meetings, buoyed by the strong organizational support of the Pacific Whale Foundation which is led by Kristie Wigglesworth.
Tuesday’s meeting included a discussion of a draft â€œObjectives and Action Planâ€ from the subcommittee chaired by long-time Oneloa Coalition member Sam Garcia. There was an update regarding the proposed new signage at the park.
The meeting concluded with a emotional oral presentation by guest presenter Randy DeCambra, a veteran DOCARE enforcement officer for the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources. This meeting also featured a brief presentation on the Paniaka Pond restoration and maintenance by Justin Kekiwi, designated resident caretaker.
Next meeting is set for September 17 at 6:00 PM in Maalaea.