UPDATE 6/15/17   While the meeting date remain unchanged the cut off for comments has been extended from the original date of July 5 to SEPTEMBER 1, 2017, so a lot mote time allowed for comments.

6/4/17 #kihei *As you may know, the government agency responsible for the protection of our near-shoreline ocean water from pollution is the State Department of Health – Clean Water Branch (DOH-CWB). You may also know that KCA has been very involved with this issue for decades and recently has spear-headed a scientific study to determine the condition around much of our island.

Now as required by the federal Clean Water Act, this department division is conducting public information meetings statewide as well as accepting testimony.  The meeting on Maui is at the Cameron Center in Wailuku (between the Police Station and Maui Memorial Medical Center) on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM. If you don’t participate nor offer testify there, you can still do so in writing by email via cleanwaterbranch@doh.hawaii.gov or mail to Alec Wong, Clean Water Branch, Department of Health 919, Ala Moana Blvd, Room 301 Honolulu, HI 96814.

SEE for information http://health.hawaii.gov/cwb/site-map/clean-water-branch-home-page/public-notices-and-updates/.

Meanwhile, remember you can physically be a part of the solution by stepping up to help.

Hui O Ka Wai Ola (Association of the Living Waters, SEE  http://www.huiokawaiola.com/), a partnership of four entities, is now gearing up to move to our side of the island, and are gathering volunteers to take water samples.  Just go to http://www.huiokawaiola.com/join-us.html, fill out the info, and submit.

We can no longer watch the kai be degraded in so many ways for so many reasons. Step up as you can, by helping in some way. Listen to the State government’s information and then tell them your concerns. Volunteer where you can. The time for action is now!