9/10/2023 #kihei #fire #publicmeeting
While our hearts go out to all those upcountry and especially Lahaina residents, our assignment concerns South Maui so we are organizing our next general membership meeting at our new location, ProArts Playhouse to examine what can be done to avoid a similar catastrophe in Kihei.
According to a 2016 study on wildfire danger in South Maui, we face the same set of threats that caused Lahaina’s destruction. How can we avoid becoming the next victims? Join us on September 19th at 6:30 pm to hear from Elizabeth Pickett, author of the 2016 study and expert on wildfire prevention, and Mike Williams, a contributing editor to a 2021 study.
Elizabeth Pickett, Co- Executive Director of Hawaii Wildlife Management Organization (HWMO)
Michael Williams former chair of the County Administration’s Cost of Government Commission, among many other positive activities.
Senator Angus McKelvey will also be there.
And so will a representative from the Maui Fire Department. Find out more about what happened and what we need to do at the individual, community, and state levels to prevent this disaster from becoming our future. Join us at the ProArts Theater in the Azeka mall makai. Live streaming will be available on Facebook for those unable to attend in person.
What should we all do – the State, the County, the community, individual land owners – to save Kīhei and its residents and visitors from the next major wildfire?