A collection of structures that have absolutely no utility for the on island residents of Maui This last bit of Makena coast is the home ground of a dozen or so Monk Seals. One of the most endangered species in the world with only 1200 believed to exist. It is quite a rare opportunity to be the environmentalist that took out the last of such an exquisite creature. The Hawk's Bill Turtle also is known to nest on these beaches.
truck gives some idea of the viewscape and scale of the corridor behind
the condos which is the publics beach access route. As one can tell from
the artist rendering there will be no ocean view from this public access
corridor. The height of the condos will be at least double the height of
the construction barrier in the photo. What was once an ocean view will
now be a canyon with concrete walls on each side. The current corridor
is lined with cars on holidays as the provided parking is totally inadequate
for the existing recreation visitor load.
rock wall of an ancient Hawaiian structure as it appeared on August 3,
The same view as above taken on September 16, 2007. Can you see the rock
not sure what is supposed to be the historic preservation The rocks within
the rock wall I would presume? Is this supposed to be the rock structure
seen above in August now reduced to a more manageable size and shape?
aspect of the original site will remain the same. Even the solid rock under
the area will be fractured. The freshwater aquifers will be contaminated
by surface runoff before they make the ocean.
Beach in the foreground with 5500 Makena Road on the hill above. The housing
complex is within the boundaries of the 1977 proposed State Park. The property
is bounded on the south and east side by the park. State park officials
are determined to exclude the public from this portion of the park. Under
the pretext of waiting for signage approved by the Board of the DLNR they
kept the park closed from October 15, 2006 until August 23, 2007. The access
road needs to be graded and parking improved but that will not happen in
my lifetime I expect.
Addresses and other information on the current stewards
Friends of Makena State Park was formally formed in 2003 to assist the Hawai'i Department of Land and Natural Resources in the stewardship of Makena State Park.
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