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Kiholo Use Plan Subject of Meetings in Kona, Hilo

October 2, 2013, 11:48 AM HST
* Updated October 2, 11:50 AM
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Two public meetings will be held next week on planned changes for the Kiholo State Park Reserve in North Kona.

State officials said the Kiholo State Park and Pre-Final Master Plan Environmental Assessment is designed to establish the public’s recreational use of the area while preserving its natural wildland character, archaeological and cultural features, and coastal resources.

After years of unregulated public use, an interim management plan went into effect in October 2011 which provides overnight camping in eight designated sites.

Three alternate scenarios are under consideration, two of which provide for continued camping as well as access road improvements.

The meetings are scheduled for Monday, Oct. 7, at the Gateway Center at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority on Queen Ka`ahumanu Highway, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the conference room of the State Office Building at 745 Aupuni St. in Hilo.

Both are scheduled from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The planning document can be viewed here.

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