DLNR NEWS RELEASE: ‘Iao Valley State Monument to Reopen Jan. 23

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

Park improvements completed

KAHULUI – ‘Iao Valley State Monument on Maui will reopen at 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, following completion of various park improvements, including closures of the two large capacity cesspools in the park that were mandated via a consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The park was temporarily closed for two weeks, from January 11- 22, while the Division of State Parks decommissioned two large-capacity cesspools as required by the EPA, and made additional repairs and renovation to the parking lot paving and improvements to the park water system.  A trailer restroom facility is now onsite to meet the sanitation needs of park users.

For more information on ‘Iao Valley State Monument and its Ethnobotanical Loop trail, go to http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/iao-valley-state-monument/

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Photos of the park are available at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k9vy7k2kwhve54n/AAAQ9LF5GxKC9zVY_XXH02nza?dl=0

Media Contact:
Deborah Ward
DLNR Public information specialist
Phone: (808) 5870320