On Monday, Aug. 8, Haleakala National Park will hold a meeting at the Kipahulu Visitor Center from 5pm to 6:30pm. Another meeting will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at the Helene Hall in Hana from 5pm to 6:30pm. These meetings are being held to seek public input regarding proposed Kipahulu improvements as well as “to better protect natural and cultural resources while improving visitor services and park operations,” according to an Aug. 3 press release from the park.
Items to be discussed during meetings include “Areas for cultural demonstrations; management strategies for conservation of natural, archeological, and other sensitive resources; and improvements of facilities, trails, roads, employee housing, campground, utilities and interpretive displays,” according to the news release.
Residents attending the meetings will have the opportunity to submit their vision for the lower Kipahulu Valley by commenting verbally or in writing during the meetings.
Kipahulu is located 12 miles from Hana on the Southeast side of Maui and home to the ‘Ohe`o Pools and Pipiwai Loop Trail which leads to Waimoku Falls.
Photo of Bolly in uniform coconut weaving courtesy Haleakala National Park