Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pelekane Bay Watershed Project

Recently, Senator Takamine and I joined Melora Purell and Barrie Moss in a tour of the Kohala Mountains from the Waimea side. The tour started just below the Kohala Mountain Road and proceeded up to the forest line where Melora and Barrie educated us on their goal of re-creating the native forest that once thrived in this area and their hope that this re-growth would end years of erosion spilling tons of soil into Pelekane Bay.It is hoped that plantings such as these will take root in the harsh windswept areas of the lower Kohala Mountains and transform the pasture/desert into lush native forests.
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