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Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Closed in Preparation for Lane

August 22, 2018, 9:21 AM HST
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Kealia Pond NWR Visitor Center courtesy photo.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will close Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and the Keālia Coastal Boardwalk on Aug. 22-23, in preparation for any effects from Hurricane Lane.

If circumstances allow, the Refuge plans to reopen on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018.

“The safety of our visitors and staff is our foremost concern. We will continue to monitor Hurricane Lane as it gets closer to Maui,” said Acting Project Leader for Oahu National Wildlife Refuges and Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. “Please check the Refuge website and the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Service Facebook page for the most up to date closure information and the Refuge’s hours.”

Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Visitor Center hours are Monday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed on federal holidays. The Keālia Coastal Boardwalk is open seven days a week from sunrise until 7 p.m, including federal holidays.

For more information, visit the Refuge website or the Pacific Islands: US Fish and Wildlife Service Facebook page.

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