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KIRC Ocean Program team member Dean Tokishi deploys ocean sediment tube trap as part of the KIRC's "Reducing Excessive Sedimentation in the Hakioawa Watershed of Kaho`olawe by Restoring Native Ecosystems" project, jointly funded by the U.S. EPA and the HI State DOH, Clean Water Branch.  KIRC photo.
Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve to Receive National Reef Award
September 8th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

The Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission will receive a national award from the US Coral Reef Task Force during the organization’s 32nd Task Force Business Meeting taking place this Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Westin Maui in Kāʻanapali.

Rep. Mele Carroll. File photo © Wendy Osher.
Bill Relating to Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Advances
March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

An estimated $44 million in federal appropriations are now dwindling, and is expected to be depleted by 2016 if no action is taken.

Map of Kahoolawe, courtesy KIRC.
Trolling Kahoolawe Waters Permitted Two Weekends
May 4th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

The Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) has announced the trolling schedule for permitted vessels in the month of May.

Michele Chouteau McLean. Courtesy photo, County of Maui.
Maui Deputy Planner, McLean Appointed KIRC Chair
May 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Maui Deputy Planning Director, Michele Chouteau McLean was appointed as the new Chairperson of the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission.

Map of Kahoolawe, courtesy KIRC.
Trespass Issue Surfaces in Swim from Kahoolawe to Maui
March 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Swimmers who traversed the Alalakeiki Channel did not receive permission to enter the Kahoolawe Island Reserve.

The above image from the Protect Kaho'olawe 'Ohana is being used in social media to raise awareness about the pending legislation.
Cries for Kahoolawe Surface in the Senate
February 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

SB609 would reduce the number of members on the KIRC from seven to five, effectively eliminating the current requirement that two members be selected from a list provided by the Protect Kaho’olawe Ohana.

U.S. Coast Guard file photo courtesy PA3 Michael De Nyse.
Fisherman Allowed In Kahoolawe Waters This Weekend
January 20th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Business

Special permitted fishing will be allowed this weekend in waters surrounding the island of Kahoolawe between the hours of 12:01 a.m Saturday to 11:59 p.m Sunday.

Dr. Davianna Pomaika`i McGregor.  “I have many years of experience as an advocate for the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian traditional and customary subsistence, cultural and religious customs and practices. I think this will be an important factor in planning for the future of Kanaloa Kaho`olawe under a sovereign native Hawaiian entity.”
Governor appoints McGregor as new Kahoolawe Commissioner
August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

Longtime Protect Kahoolawe Ohana organizer and spokesperson, Davianna Pomaikai McGregor was appointed to serve on the Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission. Governor Linda Lingle made the appointment, which is still subject to state Senate confirmation.  McGregor, who is a professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has participated as a consultant in numerous studies and […]

Sol Kahoohalahala.  File Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kahoohalahala announces mayoral bid; field for Maui’s top job grows
April 19th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Featured, Maui News

By Wendy Osher Lanai Councilman Sol Kahoohalahala is the latest contender to express interest in the Mayor’s race.  He made the announcement of his intent to run before a small gathering of kupuna on Maui on Sunday. Kahoohalahala currently serves as Chair of the council’s Planning Committee and vice-chair of the council’s committee on Economic […]