Managing coastal erosion on agenda at KCA meeting

The Kihei Community Association commences the new year under the direction of newly elected 13 board of directors members and officers, continuing to effect change in our community to make South Maui an even better place to live.

But the association continues to go forward with what works, such as our monthly general membership meetings – which are open to the public – on matters of interest and concern to our community on the third Tuesday of each month.

So, on Jan. 21 we will examine managing coastal erosion in South Maui with our two well-versed guests, UH SeaGrant Extension program Maui coastal geologist Tara Owens and Maui County lead shoreline planner Jim Buika. We see on Oahu this month the tragic results of poor planning for this phenomenon. Let’s see what can be done now to mitigate our present situation.

Presented at the Kihei Charter Middle School, 41 E. Lipoa St., at 6:30 p.m., the doors are open at 6 p.m. for pupu and to discuss concerns with fellow residents.

People who are interested and can make it, please consider bringing a few cans of nonperishable food for the Maui Food Bank, as KCA begins its 2014 drive.

For more information, see or call (508) 499-9996.

Mike Moran