DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR Division of State Parks reviews holiday weekend impacts at Makua

Posted on Jul 4, 2016 in Latest News

The presence of large groups of day-use visitors and overnight campers at Ka’ena Point State Park Reserve/Makua Section is prompting the DLNR Division of State Parks to investigate the possible implementation of management rules for this area.  On weekends and holiday weekends, in particular, users have left enormous piles of garbage, defecated in the beach shrubbery, and created large bon fires; all of which cause damage to natural and cultural resources.

What:

News Conference/media availability

When:

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

11:00 a.m.

Where:

Makua Beach access, locked gate

Who:

  • Curt Cottrell, Administrator, DLNR Division of State Parks
  • Alan Carpenter, Assistant Administrator, DLNR Division of State Park

Why:

Media will have an opportunity to get information about Independence Day weekend activity at Makua, photographs/video some of the discarded opala, and learn about the process the DLNR Division of State Parks will use to determine next management steps. Photographs and HD video of holiday weekend activity and clean-up operations will be provided.

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Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

(808) 587-0407

Dan.w.dennison@hawaii.gov

www.dlnr.hawaii.gov/newsroom