Senate Water and Land Chair to Visit Maui, Lāna‘i

September 17, 2013, 2:15 PM HST · Updated September 17, 5:25 PM
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Life in Kahului was returning to normal after an overnight tsunami warning that forced the evacuation of low-lying areas. On Sunday morning, October 28, 2012, activity at Kahului Harbor was minimal, with no visible signs of damage along the shoreline fronting the Hawaiian Canoe Club. Photo by Wendy Osher,

Kahului Harbor file photo by Wendy Osher,

By Wendy Osher

Senate Water and Land Committee Chair Malama Solomon will conduct site visits on the islands of Maui and Lāna‘i from Wednesday to Friday this week, Sept. 18 to 20.

During her visit, Sen. Solomon will receive updates from the Department of Land and Natural Resources on various projects, programs and concerns.

“I applaud the Department of Land and Natural Resources for organizing these informative site visits and look forward to learning more about their work on the islands of Maui and Lāna‘i,” said Sen. Solomon in a media statement.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

ʻĪao Valley State Monument. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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“Through working collaboratively with the department we will be able to better define and address the needs of all of our islands,” she said.

Scheduled stops on Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Friday Sept. 20 include visits to a koa forest watershed project, the ʻĪao Valley State Monument, and Līpoa Point on Maui.

The senator will also visit with personnel operating the DOCARE enforcement boat during this period. Site visits also include stops at Lahaina Harbor, Mānele Bay Small Boat Harbor, and a watershed on Lāna‘i.

Legislative officials say fellow Senator Gilbert Kahele, who chairs the Tourism Committee, will also join the group.

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