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Kealakekua Bay scoping meeting slated by DLNR (Nov. 14)

KealakekuaBayMEDIA RELEASE

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks, invites the public to attend a scoping meeting Saturday, Nov. 14 on its update of a master plan to guide the long-term use and management of Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park.

The scoping meeting is 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria.

“We are continuing to seek the community’s assistance to better manage the multiple issues of traffic and parking, impacts of park use on the neighboring community, interpretation of the significant history of Kealakekua, and protection of the natural and cultural resources of the park,” said Laura H. Thielen, DLNR chairwoman.

As the planning moves forward between now and 2011, there will be additional opportunities for public input on the plan and EIS.

The master plan will refine and expand the 1997 conceptual plan for the park by incorporating new and relevant information and considering new alternatives for park facilities, programs, interpretive concepts and park management.

Belt Collins Hawaii is serving as the consultant to DLNR for the master plan update.

DLNR’s contract with Belt Collins is for $561,526 with planning funds appropriated by the Legislature in the previous biennium (FY07).

— Find out more:

http://beltcollins.com/kealakekua

Lisa Reinke: (808) 521-5361 or Kealakekua@beltcollins.com

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