2017 Q3 Outings Schedule (June-September)

Please register for all hikes with the leader listed in the description. Please be prepared for outings: bring lunch, water, rain gear, sunscreen and appropriate footwear. Hiking boots are recommended for longer hikes. A donation of $5 ($3 for Sierra Club members) is requested of hikers over age 14. We always welcome more hike leaders. Contact Lucienne deNaie at laluz@maui.net if you are interested in becoming a hike leader.

Hike Descriptions Key:

(C) means conservation, such as discussing how to conserve this land for future generations to enjoy.
(E) means educational, such as visiting and learning about archeological sites and naming the plants and flowers.
(S) indicates a service outing.
(D) is the round trip hike distance.

Friday, June 9 Hamakuapoko Historical hike (Baldwin Beach Park)
(C/E) D=4 mi. Pleasant walk along bike path and beach to learn about the rich and hidden history of this lovely area. Bring hat/water/snacks. Meet 9:00 a.m. in Baldwin beach parking lot. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, June 11 – Makapipi Watershed Trail – REQUIRES EMI WAIVER
(C/E) D=4 mi. Varied terrain. Ditch trail: Makapipi to Kopili’ula Stream. Scenic vistas, pools, waterfalls. native plant life. Hike crosses several bridges with no hand rails, not recommended for those sensitive to heights. EMI waiver required (see below) Meet at 8:00 am at the Haiku Community Center. Limit 18. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Sunday, June 18 – Mākena Shoreline Hike
(C/E) D=3 mi R/T. Moderate. Narrow “fisherman’s trail” in sections. Help keep public access open, enjoy beautiful views with varying shoreline. Bring a snack for the end point at Black Sand Beach. Meet 9:00 a.m. in public parking lot for Polo Beach. Limit 15. Register with leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Saturday, June 24 – Mālama Hamakua Day (Ha’iku)
(C/E/S) D= 4 mi R/T. Monthly service outing to remove trash and care for cultural sites on 267 acre County coastal preserve. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9 am at Ha’iku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, June 24 – Palauea/Wailea 670 Cultural Sites- Northwest
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T. Explore walls and ridgelines and mark cultural sites in northwest Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Sunday, June 25 – Huelo Coastal Trail to Ocean
(C/E) D= 2 mi R/T (Private land-no EMI Waiver needed) hike along steep, but scenic coastal trail to ocean in Huelo area. Meet 9:00 am at Haiku Community Center. Limit: 15. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Saturday, July 1
Makawao Forest Reserve (C/E)
7 miles
Left side of road, 3 mile climb up trails and jeep road, moderately strenuous and muddy). Meet 8:30 am at parking lot across St. Joseph’s Church (Makawao Ave.) Limit 18. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267.

Sunday, July 9
Hanawi (Nahiku area) stream hike (C/E)
4 miles
Strenuous. Pools waterfalls, native stream life. Numerous stream crossings. Good water footwear a must. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Haiku Community center. EMI waiver required (see above). Limit 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Sunday, July 16
Palauʻea/Wailea 670 Kalama-Kanaio Road Trail (C/E)
2 miles
Hike historic Kalama-Kanaio Trail to its south limits. Magnificent mauka-makai views, native plants and hidden archaeological sites. Rugged, rocky terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Friday and Saturday, July 21 & 22
Photograph the King Tides and help us learn more about their impacts on Maui.
To participate, contact Adriane <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org > or 419-5143.

Saturday, July 22
SIERRA CLUB SPROUTS Outing (C/E/S)
Ages 7-13, teenage siblings welcome as volunteers to help with event. $5 per child, light snacks provided. Topic: Oceans. Kids will learn about rising sea levels and the impacts of plastic in our oceans through fun and educational activities. 10 am-12 pm. Location TBA. Leader: Adriane Raff Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org > or 419-5143.

Sunday, July 23
Makaʻiwa Bay and shoreline (east Maui) (C/E)
4 miles
Sometimes strenuous hike through a muddy forest and then down a ridge line to the coast. There are ropes at the end of the hike if you would like to explore the coastline. The return hike is all uphill. Bring water, snacks, sunscreen, hat, swimwear. Limit 10. Meet at Haiku Community Center 8 am to carpool. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Saturday, July 29
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, August 6
Lower Waikamoi Stream hike (C/E)
3 miles
Short but rugged stream hike from Waikamoi Ridge trail on Hana Hwy upstream to pool/waterfall. Native plants, scenery. Bring lunch, water, hat and water hiking footwear. Meet 8:00 am Haiku Community Center. Limit 12. EMI WAIVER REQUIRED (See above). Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Friday Aug 11
Palauʻea/Wailea 670 Native Plant Hike (C/E)
2.5 miles
Explore lava flow areas to check for rare native native plants in bloom. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, August 19
Makamakaʻole (C/E)
2 miles
Beautiful hike with many stream crossings and waterfall at the end. Bring water shoes, lunch, water, swimsuit. Limit 12. Meet at Waihee School parking lot 8:30 am to carpool. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Saturday, August 26
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

Sunday, August 27
Wahinepeʻe Water Hike (C/E)
9 miles
Hike historic trail to overlook Honomanu stream and Valley. Pools. Waterfalls. Great scenery. Will be muddy. EMI waiver required. Bring water, lunch, bug spray. Meet 8 am Haiku Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Robin West <rwest808@yahoo.com> or 277-7267.

Friday Sept 1
Palauʻea/Wailea 670 Cultural Sites & Native Plants (C/E)
2.5 miles
Explore lava flow areas marking cultural sites and monitoring native plants in Central Wailea 670 preserve. Rugged terrain. Closed shoes/boots, long pants and good balance a must. Bring water, hiking stick, cameras. Meet 3 pm at top of Kaukahi Rd in Wailea. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147.

Saturday, September 9
Sliding Sands Trail and Halemauʻu Trail (C/E)
Haleakalā, 11-12 miles
Advanced hike through the Haleakalā crater from the Keoneheʻe Trailhead at 9740 ft. to Halemauʻu at 7990 ft. Hike goes down 3000 ft. in elevation and then back up 1000 ft. Must be in great physical shape and good with elevation changes. Bring 3+ liters of water, lunch and plenty of snacks, hat, sunscreen, warm clothing, rain jacket, binoculars, and sturdy closed toe hiking shoes. Meet 8:30 am at Pukalani Longs parking lot. Hike will take about 7-8 hours. At end of hike, optional stay to watch sunset and the stars come out. Note: Fee of $20/car to enter the Haleakalā National Park. Limit 12. Leader: Adriane Raff Corwin <adriane.raff-corwin@sierraclub.org > or 419-5143. Map of hike route: https://www.nps.gov/hale/planyourvisit/upload/Map-and-Descriptions-FINAL_Compressed-1.pdf

Sunday, September 17
Wailua Iki Stream Hike (E/C)
6 miles
Moderate hike through beautiful forest on winding muddy, jeep road. Pools, waterfalls and lush plant life. Bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, lunch and water. Meet 8:00 am at Haiku Community Center. EMI waiver required (see above). Limit: 15. Leader: Rob Weltman <robw@worldspot.com> or 354-0490.

Sunday, September 24
Waiheʻe Ridge Hike (C)
5 miles
1200 ft elevation gain. Great workout with native plants, beautiful views! Bring rain jacket, lunch, water, hat, sunscreen. Meet 8:30 am at Waihee School parking lot. Limit 12. Leader: Miranda Camp <mauimiranda@hotmail.com> or 868-6848.

Saturday, September 30
Hāmākua Mālama Day (C/E/S)
Ha‘ikū, 4 miles
Monthly community service outing to remove trash and keep coastal trails open on 267 acres of Hamakua lands purchased by Maui County. Bring gloves/hand tools/water/hat/lunch/ sturdy shoes. Meet 9am at Ha‘ikū Community Center. Limit 15. Leader: Lucienne de Naie <laluz@maui.net> or 214-0147

EMI WAIVER REQUIRED FOR CERTAIN HIKES

To go on certain hikes, you need a waiver from East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI). If the hike description notes that you need a waiver then you absolutely must get one prior to the hike. (If there is no notation that the hike requires an EMI waiver, then you don’t need to worry about this.) One waiver covers all EMI hikes for the quarter of hikes listed currently. Call in your waiver request to EMI at 579-9516 well in advance to make an appointment for when you can sign it. Then go to EMI’s Pa’ia office at 497 Baldwin Avenue to sign the waiver. You will need to call to make sure someone will be there. Waivers CANNOT be mailed, faxed or emailed. Sierra Club Maui does not make the rules. EMI does. Please be considerate of EMI staff time and pick up waiver 5 days in advance whenever possible. THE WAIVER MUST BE BROUGHT ON THE HIKE AND SHOWN TO THE HIKE LEADER. Mahalo

Testify for funds to buy Peahi open space area

NORTHSHORE OPEN SPACE ALERT

Don’t let A&B sell this land for development.  Testify in favor of buying the 267 acre Hamakualoa Coast open space-  from Kuiaha to Peahi

 Need more funding!
What: Mayor’s 2017 Budget Meeting
When/Where: two opportunities to speak up
• Tuesday Sept 29 Ha’iku Community Center, Hana Hwy Ha’iku  5:30 pm
• Wed Sept 30  Tavares Center in Pukalani   5:30 pm
Why: the 2016 budget only has $3 million to purchase the 266 acres (over $10 million needed!)
 2017 budget needs to have more funds put towards the purchase.
The Mayor needs to know the people care!
Talking points:
We need to let the mayor know:
1) there is broad public support for this project and for the County Open Space Fund
2) the public supports long range planning for public/community ownership for all the coastal lands from Puniawa ( K-Bay) to Peahi point  (see map)
3) County should start with the 4 lots (267 ac) already proposed, and open discussion w/ A&B on the other two lots.
4) the 267 acres are important place for our Kupuna and should be protected to give them a place to pass on traditional knowledge of many cultures.
5)  there are many groups who want to put the lands to good use and help serve community needs (farming; trails; cultural education;  camping area for youth programs, green cemetery, surf contest access and community use.
6)  The Hamakualoa  lands could be a model of a large publicly managed land area that can generate income for its own upkeep
WHAT HAPPENS: Each budget hearing allows citizens to tell go up to a table where the mayor and his department heads are sitting and support items that should be in the next County budget.
It’s easy.
A group can go up together with one spokesperson, or you can go up as one person.
Be sure to go to the table where the Mayor and Managing director are.
Can’t come? Written testimony can be sent to:   budget.office@co.maui.hi.us
One of the lots has already been sold.  Don’t let this turn into another Palauea where we lose our chance to preserve shoreline for the public.
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County Council: Expand Baldwin Beach

If you love Baldwin Beach: ask the County Council to “Expand the Park” as part of the County’s purchase of a separate site for a new County Service Center.

Let Budget Committee Chairman White and committee members know that you support amending the County budget to purchase a Service Center site in the A&B Business park in Kahului. This site is convenient to major roads and includes a not-to-be-turned-down donation of 35.5 acres of Beach Park land between Baldwin Beach and Paia Town being offered by A&B as an incentive to purchase their service center lots.

The Budget Committee will hear the matter in June 20 9am. Click here to send a message.  (bf.committee@mauicounty.us) Reference item 14-157 and ask them to choose the A&B option.

Here’s where the A&B lots for the Service Center are:

Proposed County Service Center at A&B Business park - click to view larger
Proposed County Service Center at A&B Business park – click to view larger

Here’s the 35.55 acres that we’ll get donated for a park:

35.55 acres Baldwin Beach land accompanying A&B Business Park offer - click to enlarge
35.55 acres Baldwin Beach land accompanying A&B Business Park offer – click to enlarge

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Photo by Jonathan Starr

And here’s the North Shore park that we’ve been working for over a decade on – Notice that this parcel is exactly what we’ve been hoping to get!
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County Budget Meeting Paia Com. Center

April 9, 6pm Pa’ia Community Center
Testify at the County Council’s Budget Hearing
Tell them:

“Choose the A&B land for the Service Center so we get the donation of 36 acres of Baldwin Beach land!  Amend THIS year’s budget.”

And get a free bumper sticker from any Sierra Club Board member there.

Download the flyer and spread it around

Paia Donation Site Map

And don’t forget this date also:
April 22 6pm
Kaunoa Senior Center, Sprecks
Get the scoop on expanding Baldwin Beach Park
Celebrate the Sierra Club’s Founding in 1892 with cake
FREE

Sierra Club Backs County Acquiring Baldwin Beach Land

The Sierra Club has been gearing up for a campaign advocating that the County buy Baldwin Beach and the HC&S land mauka of the beach.  Right now, the County leases Baldwin Beach from Alexander & Baldwin (A&B).

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We see the beach eroding at a rapid rate. Already the showers and lifeguard stand have fallen into the ocean.  Thus Maui Sierra Club advocates acquiring the land mauka of Hana Hwy in order to help prevent runoff and erosion as well as plan for the shoreline moving inland.

Serendipitously, A&B  has offered the County the following deal:

A long, slender plot of 4.101acres in A&B Business park where the county can build its facilities + 35.55 acres of Baldwin Beach to Paia Bay for $7,145,582.

County Service Center - A&B Business Park IIMED

Below is the separate park donation land that is part of the deal

Baldwin Beach Lands - click for bigger view
Baldwin Beach Lands – click for bigger view

 

Give You Mana’o on State’s Recreation Plan

Hawaii is in the process of preparing its Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP), which it does every five years. Your voice will make the difference on how money is spent in Hawaii on recreational matters. See the meeting schedule below for each island. If you can’t make it in person, there is a link below to a survey you can take online.

The old 2008 SCORP is here.

Anyone who is unable to attend any of the meetings is invited to take the SCORP survey, which is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/HISCORP… and will be open through Feb. 28, 2014.

Maui, Monday, March 3, 5 – 7 p.m.
Planning Department Meeting Room, Room 106, 1st Floor, Kalana Pukui Building, 250 South High St., Wailuku, HI 96793

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks in partnership with PBR HAWAII, invites the public to informational meetings about the 2014 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). Hawaii updates the SCORP every five years to remain eligible to receive funds for outdoor recreation projects through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), a federal grants program administered by the National Park Service.

Public participation in the meetings will help State Parks and National Park Service select projects to receive Land and Water Conservation funding that best meets Hawaii’s recreational needs and helps resolve any recreational conflicts.

Meetings will be for two hours and will include a brief presentation near the beginning, but information will be available throughout the evening. The public can drop by for as much or as little time as they wish. Keiki are welcome, and there will be a special activity for them.

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grants provide a match for state and county funds to acquire new land for outdoor recreation and develop or renovate recreational facilities. Since 1967, the State of Hawaii and the four counties have received more than $38 million in LWCF grants for acquisition and development of outdoor recreation lands and facilities. In recent years, LWCF grants have been awarded to the County of Hawaii to install new playground equipment at Panaewa Zoo in Hilo, the City and County of Honolulu to replace the ball field lights at Ala Wai Community Park, the County of Maui to construct a new skate park within the Lahaina Recreation Center, and State Parks for renovation of park cabins, pavilions, and comfort stations at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area on Hawaii Island.