05/19/18 – DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife Closes Malama Kī Forest ReservePosted on May 19, 2018 in Forestry & Wildlife, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
For Immediate News Release May 19, 2018
DLNR DIVISION OF FORESTRY & WILDLIFE CLOSES MALAMA KĪ FOREST RESERVE
Two State Parks Remain Closed as Lava Flows Closer
(HONOLULU) – The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Malama Kī Forest Reserve on Hawai‘i island due to lava now flowing into it. Today maps showed one of three separate lava flows heading to the ocean with one going through the forest reserve.
It’s possible lava could impact Mackenzie State Recreation Area. It and Lava Tree State Monument were closed on May 4, 2018 after a series of earthquakes caused cracks in Highway 137. Please check the DLNR Facebook page and www.dlnr.hawaii.gov/dsp for updates.
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Senior Communications Manager
Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources