Community Meeting Summary

Interactive Watershed Map

Interactive Watershed Map

Demonstration Site Tour

Demonstration Site Tour

The June 16th community meeting to roll out the draft Red Mangrove Invasive Species Action Plan was a great success. Approximately 25 community members joined us to learn about the project and provide input on the Plan. Dr. Carl Berg provided a tour of the demonstration site at Niumalu Beach Park, and Ruby Pap and Adam Asquith of UH Sea Grant presented the Draft Plan.

Demonstration Site Tour

Demonstration Site Tour

Action Plan Presentation

Action Plan Presentation

The presentation included a thorough description and discussion of the alternative techniques that were considered for eradicating red mangrove from 62 acres of the Hule`ia watershed.

Also, the process that the Malama Hule`ia took for deciding the methods and prioritization of the Alakoko Fish Pond was also discussed.  After the presentation, the community provided thought provoking comments on the Plan, including:

-The pros and cons of the use of herbicide

-Selective burning

-Waste management, including use of wood for building and using the biomass plant

-Green jobs opportunities

-Other fishpond restoration issues, including rebuilding the stone walls

The comment period is still open until July 1st. You may provide comments by emailing malamahuleia@gmail.com.

Feel free to call Ruby Pap at (808)241-4183 or Sara Bowen (808)626-5210 if you have questions. We are especially interested in hearing from more people that own land along the Hule`ia River.

Action Plan Presentation - Alternatives

Action Plan Presentation – Technique Alternatives

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