|Nature Bay is winning art from Guam at a recent Western Governor's Foundation contest. Kaʻū students can |
sign up now for this year's art competition. See more below. Photo from Western Governors Foundation.
The property title would be held by the Ala Kahakaʻi Trail Association. Legacy Land commissioners recommended that all of the groups work together, acknowledging that they appear to have the same goal, to preserve and steward Kaʻū land. The purchase of Kiolakaʻa would mean that lands along the coast from Honu`apo to Ka Lae would be protected from development.
Kupuna from Kaʻū said that Kaʻū residents are experienced in taking care of the land and should be at the heart of a management plan. Representatives of the Ala Kahakai Trail Association promised to embrace volunteers from Kaʻū to join in the planning and stewardship.
The recommendation goes to the state Board of Land & Natural Resources, which had delayed funding the purchase, asking for evidence of more community support for the purchase. It is expected to act in late April.
|Looking at Kiolakaʻa from the air with adjoining Kaʻaluʻalu Bay.|
Photo from Legacy Land Trust
J&J vaccines are also available at CVS/Longs Drugs in Pahala through registration at CVS.com.
Bay Clinic and Kaʻū Rural Health Center Clinic are taking appointments.
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