Maui

Protect Peahi (Jaws) Campaign Helps Preserve Maui’s Beautiful North Shore Coastline!

Victory | September 02 2016

Coastal Preservation

The Maui Chapter has been working with a coalition of groups to urge the County to preserve 267 acres of former sugar cane land along the Hamakua Coast.

The Maui Chapter joined the Protect Pe'ahi Coalition to preserve 267 acres along Hamakua Coast on North Maui.  The Coalition asked the Maui County Council and the Mayor to use money from the Open Space Fund to purchase this rural, undeveloped coastal land between Peahi, Kuiaha (K-Bay) and Puniawa to preserve this area for future generations. This parcel of coastal land is known for its Hawaiian cultural sites, including heiau (temples), fishing spots, traditional farming and iconic surf spots like Pe'ahi (aka Jaws). On September 2nd, the Maui County Council finalized the purchase of the Hamakua Coastline lands from Maui County Open Space funds.  Now, the second phase of the campaign begins to preserve the adjoining Oili Parcel.  Mahalo to Surfriders Mike Ottman & Lucienne De Naie, the local Haiku community and all those who helped lead the campaign and supported  the preservation of 267 acres of the spectacular Hamakua Coastline!

Coastal Preservation

Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.

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Andrew O'Riordan, Maui Chapter Chair; Mike Ottman, Preserve Peahi Campaign Coord.