Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Community input needed on interpretation of Kawainui-Hamakua history and resources

For the past 6 years, Ho‘olaulima ia Kawainui has been gathering background information on Kawainui-Hāmākua marsh and park in Kailua on the windward side of O‘‘ahu to be used in the development of an interpretive plan.

The organization has inventoried the natural and cultural resources, developed some interpretive themes (messages), identified the potential audience, and gathered information about various interpretive techniques. The group plans to share this information with the community and seek input on the interpretive opportunities and ask the public to share what they would like to see at Kawainui. The input they receive will allow them to move forward with the interpretive planning process and communicate with the Department of Land and Natural Resources as it develops a master plan.

Six public outreach meetings will be held in the Kailua (O‘ahu) community in September-November. Please join one or more of these meetings to share your thoughts and explore ways to share the special resource of Kawainui-Hamakua with the community and visitors.

Meeting Schedule:
Maunawili - Pohakupi - Kukanono Communities -- Tues., Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, 875 Auloa Road, Kailua
Keolu - Enchanted Lake Communities -- Sat., Sept. 17, 10:00 a.m. at Enchanted Lake Elementary School, 770 Keolu Drive, Kailua
Kalāheo - Aikahi -- Wed., Oct. 5, 6:30pm at Kalāheo High School Cafeteria
Keolu - Enchanted Lake -- Thurs., Oct. 20, 7:00pm at St. John Vianney’s Social Hall, 920 Keolu Drive, Kailua
Lanikai -- Thurs., Oct. 27, 7:00pm at Lanikai Park, A‘alapapa Drive, Kailua
Kainalu - Kailua Beach -- Tues., Nov. 8, 6:30pm at St. Anthony’s Church, Kalāheo Avenue & Makawao Street, Kailua