Protect Our Future

Save Makena provides an independent voice for citizens coming together to protect and take care of Makena State Park and the lands of Honua’ula (from Wailea, south).

Your Voices Have Been Heard

The 130 acre preserve announced for Wailea 670 (“Honua’ula” project) to protect native forest and cultural sites has been restored!

Investors proposed only 40 acre preserve before citizens took action.  See more at Maui Weekly.

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Oneloa Cleanup

Invasive mangrove and thorny non-native palm trees will not be impacting cultural sites or taking over the forest area behind Oneloa Beach thanks to the efforts of volunteers who showed up to “malama Oneloa” (Big Beach) in Makena State park.

Volunteers clean up Oneloa Beach on Maui for Save Makena

Volunteers remove invasive mangrove and hundreds of seed pods before they can take over the forested area mauka of Oneloa Beach.

Mahalo to hardworking volunteers Joseph Allbright, Keith and Charlene Echeverri and Theresa Jensen, all of Kihei. The project was organized by Save Makena, a project of Maui Tomorrow, in cooperation with DLNR and state park staff. If you would like to volunteer for future Malama Oneloa projects email: laluz@maui.net.

 

Thorny, invasive palms are cleared to help protect area around cultural sites.

Thorny, invasive palms are cleared to help protect area around cultural sites.

 

Malama Oneloa

May 18, 2013 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
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Save Makena.org, a project of Maui Tomorrow Foundation, invites visitors and community members to help care for Oneloa (“Big Beach”), at Makena State Park on Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Malama Oneloa morning cleanup will meet at the park’s second entrance parking at 9am.

Volunteers will remove alien plants and clean the beach and wooded areas around a designated area of the park, working in coordination with the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks. Cleanup supplies will be provided with volunteers asked to bring work gloves; cold water and watermelon will be served. Save Makena.org provides a voice for citizens coming together to protect and take care of Makena State Park and the lands of Honua’ula. For further information or to volunteer, please call 214-0147

Sierra Club Files Challenge to Wailea 670 EIS

Rare native wiliwili forest occupies planned shopping center location, Wailea 670.

Rare native wiliwili forest occupies planned shopping center location, Wailea 670.

The Sierra Club and Maui Unite have filed a legal challenge the Maui Planning Commission’s approval of a final environmental impact statement for the Honua’ula project in South Maui.

Old growth native wiliwili forest plants need 130-acre preserve to survive. Wailea 670 EIS says 40-acres is all that is needed. Does the EIS follow the law? View more plants of the Wailea 670 native forest we need to protect here
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PLDC – New Name, Same Purpose (Build at Makena)

BREAKING NEWS from Hawaii Legislature: You did it!!

  • Public Lands Development Corp (PLDC) Repealed by 2013 legislature.
  • HB 942 Harbors and Parks Development Authority (HPDA) also voted down.

Makena Resort Update:
Progress slow on meeting conditions of zoning set in 2008. Citizens still waiting for expansion of Maluaka Park lands. Public parking has been expanded at Maluaka, as required. Overall plans for hundreds of acres rezoned in 2008 may be announced this year.