Hilo Chapter Helps Pass Bill to Open Access to Papaikou Mill Beach
Surfrider Foundation’s Hilo Chapter fought for over the past two years to open up trail access to Papaikou Mill Beach, one of the few sandy beaches on the East side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Known as a popular surfing, fishing and recreational spot, the beach is also used by students at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Hilo for educational purposes in observing the endangered monk seal and other ecological resources. Neighbors and beach goers also clean the trail and beach when it is open. The Surfrider Foundation was successful in persuading the County to open the trail fully to the public by passing Resolution No. 308-12 to authorize the eminent domain of the Papaikou Mill beach trail as a historic route.
- State: HI
- Country: USA
- Theme: Beach Access
- Launch Date: June 15 2011
- Completion Date: January 2013
Niels Christensen, Treasurer, Hilo Chapter; James Kuriyama, Chair.