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Finalized plan needed to preserve Kanaha Beach Park

CHAIR’S 3 MINUTES

August 24, 2014

Just around the corner from Kahului Airport is Kanaha Beach Park, a remnant of a vast ecosystem that spanned the coast of Waihee to as far north as Hamakuapoko and even inland to Waikapu....

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MDavis1

Sep-05-14 2:31 PM

While I fully support plans to improve Kanaha Beach park, there were some errors in the article. The information Mr Guzman seems to base his opinions on is outdated, (2008, 2004 studies). Cars can no longer drive on dunes because of a fence that runs the full length of the beach. This fence and park gates gates have been in place for at least 5 years. In fact there is no vehicular access possible except for that county's own service vehicles and the lifeguard's ATV. The dunes themselves have recovered since then, vegetation has regrown (thanks in part to volunteers) dunes have stabilized. This can be seen from comparing historical aerial photographs to the latest Google earth images. There is ongoing coastal erosion but that is not unique to Kanaha park. Sadly (and erroneously) "tourists" are made the scapegoats in this article, which is untrue, locals and visitors have an equal impact on the resources. Why not simply say "beach users" or "pedestrian traffic&q

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