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URGENT- Support 2,000 foot coastline buffer on all state owned lands TODAY!

Aloha All—

 

You may have already seen the email below and the attached information.  I’m simply forwarding to everyone in my address book so I’m sorry for any duplication. 

 

If you haven’t seen this however, it concerns legislation that could be heard as early as this coming Tuesday.  Right now, Rep. Chang does not want to add this to the list to be heard, perhaps due to (rather minor) restrictions placed upon developers.  But it’s really a no-brainer.  In order to start towards this reality of securing and preserving this coastline without having to buy it, it’s only a matter of the cost of passing legislation and the will and courage to do so.  With the State in such debt we couldn’t do this any other way, likely for many years to come, if not decades.  We as the state taxpayers already own this land, but we have to exercise our voice to ensure its use is defined clearly and for our collective benefit.

 

If it’s important to you to preserve the shoreline and water for all public activities, along with preventing future devastating impacts to the ecosystems such as what happened via run-off during Hokulia’s grading work, please take the few minutes to cut/paste email addresses and the wording below.  The members of the committee need to represent us as we wish to be represented.

 

Mahalo 

 

 

URGENT- Please email TODAY must be on the agenda by this Tuesday sample email below

 

Please forward to Friends and Family

Aloha, 

Please Email members of the Water Land and Ocean Resources Committee and ask them to 

PUT ON THE AGENDA

 Bill 1385- Relating to Coastline Preservation on the Big Island on all state owned lands

 

To preserve almost 100 MILES OF HAWAII ISLAND SHORELINE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

This Bill was introduced by Representative Denny Coffman. To Read the text of Bill 1385 and to see a map of the almost 100 miles of shoreline to be preserved go to www.dhecht.com  Information sheet attached. 

 

TALKING POINTS: Bill 1385 will protect almost 100 miles of coastline on Hawaii Island by preserving ocean access, protect the reefs from sedimentation and protecting habitat for ocean species, protect the Ala Kahakai Trail, protect over 35 cultural sites along the Trail, link the 4 National Parks, provide room to build a parallel trail for hiking and biking for residents and visitors, that could be the foundation of an eco-tourism industry and provide jobs for people of our island. 

 

ASK THE COMMITTEE TO PUT THIS ON THEIR AGENDA Today

 

SUPPORTERS: We have requested letters of support from 20 groups island wide.  So far we have the support of the State of Hawaii Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus, Surfrider Foundation, the Kona Hawaiian Civic Club.   The Hawaii County Council will be hearing a resolution introduced by Councilmember Brenda Ford soon.

 

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SAMPLE EMAIL- CUT AND PASTE THIS EMAIL AND SEND TODAY!! 

 

repchang@Capitol.hawaii.gov, rephar@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repcabanilla@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repcarroll@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repchong@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repcoffman@capitol.hawaii.gov,repherkes@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repito@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repmorita@Capitol.hawaii.gov, repnakashima@capitol.hawaii.gov, repriviere@capitol.hawaii.gov, repthielen@Capitol.hawaii.gov, hecht.deb@gmail.com

 

SUBJECT: BILL 1385- COASTLINE BUFFER ZONE ON THE BIG ISLAND- YES!

 

Aloha Chairman Chang and committee members of the Water, Land and Ocean Resources Committee:

I support Bill 1385, which creates a 2,000-foot buffer zone on all state owned lands on the Big Island, preserving almost 100 miles of our coastline.  IT is my hope that by passing this Bill you will help to preserve the Ala Kahakai Trail, numerous cultural sites along the trail, our reefs and fishing habit and coastline access.  Please hear this Bill as soon as possible.

Mahalo-

Your name

Your address

Phone number

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We are very lucky to have 4 Big island reps on committee, If these representatives are from your district please make sure you stress that you are a voter in that district. 

 

1. Chair Chang from South Hilo, Waiakea Kai, Kaumana, Keaukaha and

2. Nakashima from Kohala and Hamakua and Hilo,

3. Herkes from South Kona and Ka’u,

4. Coffman from Kona.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP: 

1. Do you have a group that we can meet with to get a letter or support? 

2. Hand out the attached information sheet.

3. Read the text of the Bill at www.dhecht.com and download the map.

4. Can we put your name on the Angels List to be kept informed?

5. Would you be a key person to keep other people in your email contacts informed? 

 

 


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