Click here to visit Hawaii Public Radio site and listen to highlighted points from the recently published Road to Hana Code of Conduct. Promoting visitor and resident awareness are scheduled steps for the initiative.
Machu Picchu is unarguably one of the most famous and popular sites in South America and an iconic site within the world of travel. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
But Machu Picchu’s popularity could also be a curse. The number of visitors to Machu Picchu each year has grown from the low 100,000s in the 1980s, to a peak of nearly 1.4 million tourists in 2014 – an approximate increase of 700%! This increased traffic is slowly “wearing away” the famed site.
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Hana Highway Regulation launches HANA PONO, a commercial operator database for companies that conduct business within corridors of the Hana Highway. Please join or complete your profile by enrolling on the membership page or by email submission below.
This program is being initiated for visitor and employee safety and to protect natural and cultural resources, according to the National Park Service website. Beginning next year, park officials will start developing a long term plan to manage visitor traffic at the summit during sunrise hours. ‘ Read more by clicking here
We look forward to assisting the North Shore community regarding the issue of overcrowding at Ho'okipa Beach Park. Although the site offers a great perspective of Maui coastline, the parking and facilities lack the ability to host the amount of vehicles and individuals that currently pay visit to the park on a daily basis. In addition, the turtle nesting site has been a subject of concern based on the attraction it has become.
Aloha, a community meeting is scheduled for October 17th in Hana. Please continue to check back here or enroll for membership to be updated on place and time which are pending announcement. The interest has grown therefore we are in the process of securing a larger venue to be set at a most convenient time for the majority of East Maui residents to participate. We look forward to gathering resident perspective of the issues affecting Hana Highway.
Any person, business or organization with interest in the formation of this initiative is invited to a first meeting scheduled for Monday, September 19th. 9:00am - 11:00am at Paia Community Center. We look forward to faciliating converstation about the challenges facing the Hana Highway from all perspectives. Any questions or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hana Highway, particularly the portion that stretches from Paia to Hana, is scenic and popular, but that appeal among tourists is causing problems that appear to be escalating, as motorists slow or stop to take pictures or park on both sides of the highway, including its narrow bottlenecks.
For full article, please follow this link to TheMauiNews.com
The overall mission of East Maui Watershed Partnership is to protect the Watershed from degradation by protecting native forests and their component native species as well as educating the local community about conservation and other issues relating to watershed protection. LEARN MORE
The statewide Natural Area Reserves System (NARS) was established to preserve in perpetuity specific land and water areas which support communities, as relatively unmodified as possible, of the natural flora and fauna, as well as geological sites, of Hawai‘i. Hanawi located along the Hana Highway is one of the 21 reserves on five islands. The system presently encompasses 123,810 acres of the State’s most unique ecosystems. The diverse areas found in the NARS range from marine and coastal environments to lava flows, tropical rainforests, and even an alpine desert. Within these areas one can find rare endemic plants and animals, many of which are on the edge of extinction. LEARN MORE