|Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, through the help of Trust for Public Land, now protects 16,451 acres at the |
Kahuku-Pōhue parcel. A public planning meeting will be Saturday, Dec. 10. NPS Photo
|Pōhue holds a network of culturally and historically|
significant trails. NPS photo/J. Ferracane
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Trust for Public Land and Hawaiʻi Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development will participate in the meeting. Information stations will be set up at the meeting where local community members and stakeholders can talk story with park staff, TPL and HACBED.
The Park statement says, "Before the land transfer, the park met with community members in partnership with TPL and HACBED to better understand the land's cultural, historical and ecological significance. Community engagement will continue over the next few months. Until Pōhue interim operating procedures can be worked out, and safe access protective of cultural and natural resources can be ensured, public access to the Kahuku-Pōhue parcel is temporarily restricted. There are no restroom facilities or capacity for trash removal, and emergency response is very limited. Portions of the current jeep trail and pedestrian routes to the coastline pass through private lands not managed by the park."
|The name Kahuku-Pōhue describes the mountain to the sea conserved lands.|
NPS photo/ J. Ferracane
Kilauea Military Camp continues its holidays lighting and decorating tradition for its historic rows of stone and wooden cottages. The public is invited to stroll past them day or night until the New Year.
Employees of KMC vie for best cottage decorations each year. The cottages are located behind the KMC parade grounds within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Note that park admission fees may apply.
|Cottage decorating has begun at KMC, along|
with planning for Christmas Dinner.
Photo from KMC
In addition, KMC is offering a special Christmas dinner with reservations required. See more in upcoming www.kaunewsbriefs.blogspot.com