Community Meeting on Future of Kawainui Marsh invite from Sen. Tokuda

March 17, 2009 at 10:56 pm Leave a comment

Kawai Nui Marsh Discussion on Next Steps – March 28th

Dear Friends, As you know, the transfer of title between the City & County and the State of Hawaii last year was a critical turning point for the restoration and preservation of Kawai Nui Marsh. With land ownership now resolved, it is important that we take the next steps as a community to determine our shared vision for the marsh and the best way to get there. From the conversations I’ve had with our congressional delegation and various federal agencies, there is a strong interest and desire to continue supporting projects in the marsh. Knowing this, the community advocates who have shouldered the weight of protecting and restoring Kawai Nui all these many years should provide the direction for where we go from here, and what projects are a priority for the community. On Saturday March 28th from 1:30pm-4:00pm at Le Jardin Academy’s Wong Auditorium, the Harold Castle Foundation and I will be hosting the first in what will likely be a series of facilitated planning discussions on Kawai Nui Marsh. Your presence and participation will be critical to our success. Please help us, also, by forwarding this invitation to past, present and future stakeholders and advocates for the marsh. If you will be able to attend, please contact us at 587-7215 or via email at sentokuda@capitol.hawaii.gov. This will give us a headcount, and help us plan for the event. If you have any questions or cannot attend but would like to be kept informed about the outcomes of the discussion, please do not hesitate to contact us as well. I look forward to seeing you there!

Mahalo! Jill

Senator Jill N. Tokuda

District 24 Kaneohe, Kailua, and Enchanted Lake

Majority Whip

Chair, Committee on Higher Education

Vice Chair, Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture & Hawaiian Affairs

Phone: 587-7215 Fax: 587-7220

http://www.senatortokuda.com

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi encourages your participation in this meeting.

Kaimi Scudder

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