03/22/19-LAND BOARD APPROVES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF KAUA‘I’S PUA LOKE ARBORETUMPosted on Mar 22, 2019 in BLNR, Forestry & Wildlife, slider
|DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2019
LAND BOARD APPROVES TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF KAUA‘I’S PUA LOKE ARBORETUM
First Step in Plan for Redevelopment of the Property
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(Honolulu) – Today the Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) approved a request from the DLNR’s Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) to temporarily close the Pua Loke Arboretum in Lihue “to make state and county facilities enhancements.” DOFAW plans to use a portion of the arboretum, just east of the Kukui Grove Shopping Mall, to expand its base of operations. DLNR and Kaua‘i County are in discussion about the county’s potential use of some of the property.
The closure will allow this area to be cleaned and readied for temporary fencing prior to any construction activities in the area. DLNR and Kaua‘i County leadership are continuing discussions regarding the ultimate uses of the arboretum.
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