A reflective note of interest I thought readers might appreciate. It started in 1968 and came to fruition in early 1970s through diligent work of principally four individuals that put Honolula Bay into a state conservation area, protecting our vulnerable wildlife, i.e., flora and fauna, and the mighty ocean ecological system while preserving open space.
These individuals were Rick Gaffney, University of Hawaii; and residents of the area Malcolm Gray and Dee and Loretta Larson. Many other locals followed this movement.
Today this area is a state conservation area. By not allowing tour boat operations and commercial fishing vessels, etc., following the ancient Hawaiian system of stewardship and being pono, future generations will reap the benefit of this legacy.