Wednesday, February 11, 2009

DLNR to discuss 'Recreational Renaissance' plan - Haleakala Times

Haleakala Times

KAHULUI — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will present its new “Recreational Renaissance” plan and seek community input on the various proposals at an open meeting on Friday, Feb. 20, in Kahului.

The meeting will be held at the Maui Waena Intermediate School cafeteria, 95 Onehe‘e Avenue, from 5 to 9 p.m.

The proposed “Recreational Renaissance” plan focuses on restoring and preserving Hawaii’s state parks, various popular trails and ocean recreation facilities, and represents a new and innovative approach to developing and maintaining outdoor recreational properties in the state.

“We are encouraging state park users and boaters, hunters and fishers, campers and hikers and anyone who wants to see improvements to these important recreational areas, to come and listen to our plan and give their input. Timely public support is critical to being able to make these needed changes that will benefit our communities statewide,” said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chairperson.