Discussion about Makena State Park’s proposed bathrooms and Paniaka Fishpond/Wetland Restoration Continues

3/27/18 #kihei
Commencing at 5:00 PM at the Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) Classroom (downstairs) at Ma‘alaea, the number of participants grew from about a dozen at start to over twenty before concluding nearly 2.5 hours later.

We again joined representatives of the numerous organizations that compose the Coalition on these two actions which had continued for the past few years. (Note: KCA had representation at the previous meeting on 1/26/18, but we were unable to offer a report)

Two entities did not appear nor advise a change after confirming participation: the Makena Homeowners’ Association (although some individuals did participate) and Makena Resort, but Maui Tomorrow’s Albert Perez helped organize the meeting and acted as moderator. PWF had several reps, led by Elizabeth Speith, a biologist who advised on the Paniaka project. For the State, two O‘ahu based leaders – Martha and Russell – traveled over for the meeting (& flew home immediately afterward). Their Maui team was led by Park Superintendent Larry Pacheco. Kula Makai Moku had a couple of guys – Vernon & Koko – and there were Hannah from HWF, multi-hatted Daniel Kanahele, Ekolu Lindsay and mom, and several others.

The next meeting is set for April 25 at this same location at 6:00 PM.