01/22/16 – ‘Iao Valley State Monument to reopen Jan. 23, Park Improvement Completed

Posted on Jan 23, 2016 in News Releases, slider, State Parks

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
News Release

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR
SUZANNE D. CASE
CHAIRPERSON

For Immediate News Release January 22, 2016   

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‘IAO VALLEY STATE MONUMENT TO REOPEN JAN. 23
Park improvements completed

KAHULUI – ‘Iao Valley State Monument on Maui will reopen at 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, following completion of various park improvements, including closures of the two large capacity cesspools in the park that were mandated via a consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The park was temporarily closed for two weeks, from January 11- 22, while the Division of State Parks decommissioned two large-capacity cesspools as required by the EPA, and made additional repairs and renovation to the parking lot paving and improvements to the park water system.  A trailer restroom facility is now onsite to meet the sanitation needs of park users.  

For more information on ‘Iao Valley State Monument and its Ethnobotanical Loop trail, go to http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp/parks/maui/iao-valley-state-monument/

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Phone: (808) 5870320