Community to discuss draft EA for North Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor
The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is hosting a public meeting on Nov. 13 to discuss the draft Environmental Assessment for the North Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor improvements project on Hawaiʻi Island.
The proposed improvements are designed to repair and strengthen the compromised breakwater that has been damaged from repeated wave action. The modified breakwater will be developed to withstand larger wave forces and reduce wave intrusion into the harbor, minimizing damage to harbor structures and vessels that use the facility. Additionally, plans are to extend the breakwater landward to prevent sand from accumulating in the boat ramp during high wave conditions.
Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.
Tutu’s House Wellness Center
64-1032 Mamalahoa Hwy. #305
The proposed action is intended to increase usability of the harbor and improve safety conditions for all harbor users. Community involvement in the process and participation at the meeting is encouraged.