Protecting and Preserving Maui Nui’s Environment & Important Cultural Sites for Over 40 Years

A walk down the South Maui Shoreline

Rob Weltman and Ann Wallace walked the developed South Maui coast from North Kihei at the Maui Canoe Club to the square parking lot at Kanehena, both to enjoy the views and to see where coastal access is blocked. It is about 20 miles of white sandy beaches interspersed with scenic lava flows creating a series of small coves and long beaches. Much of the South Maui coast is public access: state or county land. … Read more

Community Meetings on Affordable Housing Plan

We need much more affordable housing, but building in the Pu‘uone of Wai‘ale on iwi kupuna is NOT a good plan for affordable housing. It would be important for this county plan to include that information and that conclusion. Please attend, learn and speak at a meeting near you:

ALERT: Water Use and Development Plan (WUDP) at County Council October 9 at 9am

The Council vote was postponed from Sept 11 to Oct 9 and Haiku Community Association held a Town Hall on the WUDP on Sept 24. It became clear at that Town Hall that the WUDP really needs more work to be the plan we need for the next 20 years. PLEASE TAKE ACTION ONE MORE TIME: The County Council will hear from the public ONE LAST TIME on the Draft Maui Water Use Development Plan … Read more

Comment on Water Use and Development Plan from Jeffrey Parker

To: Maui County Board of Water Supply                                                                       8-17-20 Chair Shay Chan Hodges From: Jeffrey Parker Director Coalition To Protect East Maui Water Resources P.O. Box 170 Haiku, HI 96708 808 572-8569 Subject: Water Use and Development Plan August 20, 2020 Public Meeting Dear Chair Hodges and Members, As Director of the Coalition To Protect East Maui Water Resources – one of the “Consent Decree Parties”, I am writing to express our concern that the BWS … Read more

The Troubling Consequences of Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

Submitted July 30, 2020 as an Op-Ed to The New York Times The Troubling Consequences of Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks By Kayli Ottomanelli, studying social environmental science and sustainability at the University of Mary Washington, and an intern for the Rappahannock Group of the Sierra Club. In less than 100 days Americans will vote in the fall presidential election. This election will have a far greater impact on peoples’ lives than many voters realize. Since Donald … Read more