Maui County Environmental Coordinator–and longtime MauiTime contributor–Rob Parsons will speak at an upcoming Kiwanis Club of Kahului luncheon. Parsons has lived on Maui for 36 years and is now in his 10th–10th!–year as Environmental Coordinator. Governor David Ige also recently appointed him to the Hawaii Environmental Council. He’ll speak on a range of environmental and ecological issues facing the County.
“Parsons will talk about Maui County’s progress with the battle with coqui frogs,” states an Apr. 27 news release from the Kiwanis Club of Kahului. “The spread of these highly annoying invasive species is a threat to Haiku and neighboring areas. The Maui County Council approved rapid response funding of $1.3 million dollars [sic] in 2015. Parsons will also speak about the threat of dengue fever and the Zika virus in Maui County.”
The luncheon will take place at Tante’s Island Cuisine on Tuesday, May 3. The luncheon starts at noon and is open to the public (you’ll be able to buy lunch off the menu). Tante’s is located at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave. in Kahului.
Click here for a collection of Parsons’ stories for Mauitime.
Photo courtesy Rob Parsons