Moloka'i residents and community members concerned about the protection and preservation of Hawaii wetlands should plan on attending a community meeting Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 to discuss possible advocacies and legislation with Rep. Mele Carroll, District 13, and Randy Awo, Maui Branch chief of the Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement. The meeting will be hosted by Malama Pono O Ka 'Aina, a non-profit organization, and will be held in East Moloka'i at the Kilohana Recreation Center at 10:30 a.m.
Carroll and Awo will visit the wetlands prior to the meetings. Hawaii wetlands traditionally played an important part in the health of the whole ahupua'a, an ancient Hawaiian land division system, and were important to food gathering, fishing and the cultivation of kalo.
For more information please call Linda Place, Director of Malama Pono O Ka'Aina, at (808)558-8182 or Rep. Mele Carroll's office at 1-800-468-4644 and (808) 586-6790.
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Photo from http://www.epa.gov/, a Moloka'i Fishpond.