The Kalaupapa National Historic Park is continuing its general management planning with meetings for updates scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on Molokai and Oahu.
Kalaupapa, a national park on an isolated Molokai peninsula, is one of the last remaining Hansen's disease settlements in the world, with 19 elderly patients. The planning process under way is intended to help forge the park and settlement's future.
During the meetings, National Park Service officials will discuss comments presented so far in the planning process and seek out new ideas. The meeting locations, times and dates are:
The patients and their families and friends have been integral in the process of planning for the settlement's future, and more than 400 people have attended workshops dedicated to the master-planning process.
Information about the ongoing general management plan can be located online at parkplanning.nps.gov/kala. On the Web site, people can sign up to receive e-mail updates about the process. Comments can be sent via e-mail to KALAGMP@nps.gov. or call the park at (808) 567-6802, ext. 1101.