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Fourth Revitalize Puna Event Scheduled Next Week

April 4, 2022, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated April 4, 3:25 PM
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“Seeing is Believing” and Hawai‘i County wants Puna residents to know how important they are to the district’s resiliency.

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The county’s Disaster Recovery Division and County Council District 4 will host a quarterly Revitalize Puna community activation in person on Monday, April 11, at Sure Foundation Church in Kea‘au. This will be the fourth activation convened since the series launched in June 2021.

All Puna residents are invited to this free event. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., with presentations beginning at 4:30 p.m. The event will conclude at 7:30 p.m.

The theme of the fourth Revitalize Puna event is “Seeing is Believing.”

According to a press release, the county will share how resident mana‘o has shaped decision-making and project plans. Presentations will include county updates on infrastructure investments such as roads, water, parks and a report back on Revitalize Pohoiki, a placemaking plan and a roadmap for the restoration and stewardship of Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Park.

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In addition, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources will be on hand to provide a status update on the restoration of the boat ramp at Pohoiki.

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The activation will also feature a Resource Row with information from local nonprofits and community-led resilience projects that residents can get involved in, including Paint Pāhoa Town and emergency preparedness. In addition, a keiki craft station, plant giveaways and local food trucks will be available.

Attendees are encouraged to register to attend and can do so by clicking here. Sure Foundation Church is located at 16-1592 Pohaku Circle, off Highway 130.

For more information, click here.

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