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Revitalize Puna Event Will Share Progress on Projects Rebuilding After Lava Flow

July 6, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated July 5, 6:22 PM
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The County of Hawai‘i’s Disaster Recovery Division and County Council District 4 will host its
quarterly Revitalize Puna community activation on Tuesday, July 12.

The event, which will be held in-person at Pāhoa District Park Gym in Puna, is the fifth activation convened since the series launched in June 2021. All residents are invited. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 4:30 p.m. The activation will conclude at 7:30 p.m. Food trucks will be available onsite.

The theme of the fifth Revitalize Puna is “growing together” – our food, our connection, our
contribution. The county will share how resident manaʻo has shaped decision-making and
project plans. Presentations include updates on infrastructure investments such as roads,
water, and parks. 

Also featured will be the unveiling of the Revitalize Pohoiki plan to restore Isaac Kepo‘okalani Hale Park and steward Pohoiki, following months of engagement with community members.

The State Department of Land and Natural Resources will be on hand to provide a status update on the restoration of Pohoiki boat ramp. County, state, and federal leaders will be on hand to provide updates on eruption recovery and speak to challenges as well as opportunities for the Puna region. Residents are encouraged to stay and talk story with government officials following formal presentations.

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The event will also feature a Resilience Resource Row that will host pop-ups from local
nonprofits and volunteer opportunities to get involved in making a positive difference in Puna. Plant giveaways, keiki crafts, and food trucks are planned.

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Attendees are encouraged to register at https://RP5.eventbrite.com.

For more information, go to recovery.hawaiicounty.gov/revitalizepuna.

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