Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Feral Pig Meeting set for next Saturday, Sept. 15

Feral pigs have been rooting up a storm of concerns in recent years among Manoa, Makiki and Tantalus residents and trail users.

The public is invited to hear about and comment on updates to the Department of Land and Natural Resources' feral pig hunt program on Saturday, Sept. 15. Councilmember Ann Kobayashi, Senator Brian Taniguchi, along with Majority Leader Kirk Caldwell (Manoa) and Rep. Della Au Belatti (Makiki, Tantalus, McCully) and David Smith, Oahu Branch Biologist from DLNR, will also be there.

The meeting will be at Manoa Elementary School cafeteria (3155 Manoa Road) from 10 a.m. to noon.

During DLNR's first pig hunt in 2002, 15 feral pigs were caught. In 2004/2005, 22 pigs were captured. Neighbors had complained about feral pig rooting and the resulting mud run-off and were worried about watershed quality and public safety.

For more info, call Rep. Caldwell's office at 586-8475 or via email: repcaldwell@capitol.hawaii.gov.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey.

2 comments:

sandwich said...

I've heard of political pork projects, but this is ridiculous!

Kim said...

Very funny!