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

Sand Exports

2006 Report The Maui Inland Sand Resource Quantification Study prepared for the County of Maui Department of Public Works and Environmental Management is now posted on the County of Maui website at under “New Additions.” “The information contained in the study verifies what we have long believed,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa, “that our sand resources are finite and that perhaps we should consider a moratorium on sand exports to preserve this resource a long as possible for the … Read more

Speckelsville Village – New Plan, Old Problems

SPRECKELSVILLE “VILLAGE” New Plan  —  Same Problems A&B’s original Spreckelsville Mauka plan called for 400 golf estate houses on 93 acres with a 95 acre golf course and a 5 acre park. Their new, “smart growth” Spreckelsville Village plan puts 380 units of “mixed housing” on 115 acres with a 90 acre golf course/open space, a 5 acre park and 2 acres of community facilities and commercial shops. Does “smart growth” mean building another “town” of … Read more

Wailea EIS Comments

Sierra Club Maui Group                                                June 30, 2001 Po Box 791180 Paia, Hi 96779 PBR Hawaii Attn: Tom Schnell, AICP 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 650 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 RE: DRAFT EIS for proposed Honnua’ula/Wailea 670 Project Mahalo for this opportunity to offer comments on the Draft EIS for this project on behalf of the six hundred members of Sierra Club Maui Group. Sierra Club has offered input to this project since its … Read more