03/13/15 – Koke’e State Park Advisory Council Seeks New Members

Posted on Mar 13, 2015 in News Releases, State Parks

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
CARTY CHANG
INTERIM CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release March 13, 2015    

KOKE‘E STATE PARK ADVISORY COUNCIL
SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks is seeking applications for several vacancies on the Koke‘e State Park Advisory Council, a nine-member council appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Senate President to advise the Department on matters relating to the management of Koke‘e and Waimea Canyon State Parks.

The Advisory Council was created under Act 223, SLH 2008, to have the following responsibilities:

  • Review and assist in updating the Koke‘e and Waimea Canyon State Parks Master Plan;
  • Advise and assist in the management of the recreation residence leases in Koke‘e State Park;
  • Enhance community education and cultural awareness of the parks;
  • Participate in the preservation and protection of the parks’ cultural and natural resources; and
  • Advise and assist in the implementation of the parks’ master plan.

The Advisory Council is comprised of nine voting members, three appointed by the Governor, three by the Speaker of the House, and three by the Senate President. Members shall be residents of Kaua‘i, serve in a voluntary capacity and have general knowledge in one of four areas: 1) education, 2) cultural resources, 3) the environment, and 4) native plants, animals, and ecosystems. The primary function of the Advisory Council is to assist State Parks in its implementation of the recommendations described in the Master Plan and its management of the Parks’ natural and cultural resources.

Applications may be submitted online to the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions at http://boards.hawaii.gov/.

Interested applicants may request more information regarding the Koke‘e State Park Advisory Council by contacting Lauren Tanaka, State Parks Planner, by email to: Lauren.A.Tanaka@hawaii.gov or by telephone at (808) 587-0293.

 

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