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03/23/17 – Waihe‘e Ridge Trail Closes for Final Stage of Improvements and Observation PlatformsPosted on March 23, 2017 in Closure: Trail, Forestry & Wildlife, News Releases, Trails
The popular 2.5 mile Waihe‘e ridge trail that climbs the windward slope of the west Maui mountains is again closed through April 7 to allow completion of improvements for increased public safety through surface improvements, drainage upgrades, and vegetative management.
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03/21/17 – Camp 10 Access Road and Bridges to Reopen Early After Replacement Construction is FinishedPosted on March 21, 2017 in News Releases, State Parks, Trails
A project to replace three (3) bridges along the Mohihi-Camp 10 Access Road in the Kokee State Park has finished two months ahead of schedule. The road and bridges will reopen for public use by four-wheel drive vehicles on Friday March 24, 2017
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03/10/17 – Rewards for Information on Monk Seal Killings Tops $50,000Posted on March 13, 2017 in Alert, DOCARE, News Releases
Local and national non-profit and non-governmental organizations are offering $50,000 for information about the killings of five Hawaiian seals, with the February suspicious death of seal R4DP near ‘Ele‘ele on Kaua‘i making the matter even more urgent. Since 2011, these groups have offered $10,000 rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of people involved in the killing of Hawaiian monk seals.
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03/06/17 – Suspicious Death of Endangered Monk Seal Under InvestigationPosted on March 6, 2017 in Alert, DOCARE, News Releases
An oft-spotted, fifteen-year-old endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal, known as R4DP was found dead on a beach near ʻEleʻele on February 23, 2017. Officers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) and from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) are investigating the female seal’s death as suspicious, as it had injuries “inconsistent with any natural cause of death associated with wild monk seals.”
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03/03/17 – ‘Iao Valley Remains Closed Due to Restoration Work After 2016 FloodingPosted on March 6, 2017 in Closure: Trail, News Releases, slider, State Parks, Trails
Nearly every time Larry Pacheco of the DLNR Division of State Parks arrives at one of the locked gates leading into ‘Iao Valley, he ends up informing people who are walking up the road…ignoring multiple signs that indicate both ‘Iao Valley State Monument and Maui County’s Kepaniwai Park are closed.
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