1. On July 4, skydivers parachuted over which Ka‘anapali resort as part of Independence Day celebrations? A. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club B. Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas C. Hyatt Regency Maui D. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel E. Royal Lahaina Resort 2. On July 2, Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) Executive Director Michael Naho‘opi‘i announced that a state agency … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know 4th of July skydivers in Kaanapali?
Access to the island of Kaho'olawe could potentially end if the commission that oversees the island doesn't raise $100,000 by June 15. To raise the money, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) has created an online GoFundMe campaign. "If we do not reach the $100K mark, the Reserve will be closed down–all resultant of this year's legislative results," KIRC … [Read more...] about Kahoolawe Commission needs $100,000 by June 15 or it will close access to island
The Hawaii statutes governing the island of Kaho‘olawe are very clear: “Commercial activity is prohibited in the reserve.” That’s it–no stipulations, conditions, sub-paragraphs. Just a clear, total ban on any and all commercial activities anywhere near Kaho‘olawe. And for many activists, residents and officials who care about the island that spent 50 years shuddering under U.S. … [Read more...] about To save Kahoolawe, the Hawaii state Legislature is considering ending the island’s prohibition against commercial activities
It looks like a two-year effort aimed at restoring the Hakioawa watershed on Kaho'olawe is nearly done. The project has involved 600 volunteers working 12,000 hours to put 20,000 native plants into the ground, according to a Feb. 26 newsletter from the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC). The funding for the project came from the state Department of Health Clean Water … [Read more...] about Kahoolawe watershed restoration effort nearly done as island appropriation bills move through Legislature
It looks like the agency in charge of protecting and restoring Kahoolawe is all but bankrupt. Around for about 21 years now, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) was tasked to get the island of Kaho'olawe–largely wrecked by decades of U.S. Navy bombing and test detonations–back into some sort of sustainable shape. While KIRC and other volunteer organizations have … [Read more...] about Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa urges Hawaii Legislature to appropriate Kaho’olawe funds