Archive for the ‘Protecting Special Places’ Category

Hooray! HB 2554 has been deferred

Posted by admin on March 27th, 2014 under Beach Preservation, Hawaii, Protecting Special Places  •  No Comments

We have great news from our friends at the Save our Kaka’ako Coalition.  Please read below for their email blast :

Horray!, HB 2554 has been deferred by the Senate Hawaiian Affairs committee. I believe it was because of strong, and at times, passionate testimony. Friends of Kewalos placed a 12 inch stack of petitions from 2006 till now, right [...]

Here is Angela Huntemer’s Editorial in the Honolulu Star Advertiser - Turtle Bay expansion threatens endangered animals, plants

Posted by roz on January 21st, 2013 under Beach Preservation, Hawaii, News, Protecting Special Places  •  No Comments

http://www.change.org/petitions/no-turtle-bay-resort-expansion-beyond-the-current-footprint?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_before_sign
www.facebook.com/TurtleBayEndangeredSpecies
Editorial in the Honolulu Star Advertizer
Turtle Bay expansion threatens endangered animals, plants
By Angela Huntemer
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 16, 2013
After careful review and consultation with biologists, I strongly contend that Turtle Bay Resort’s surveys of flora and fauna, in its draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS), are incomplete and inaccurate.
They do not address:
» The issues [...]

Friends of Kewalos is having their Annual Cleanup June 2, 2012 at 8:30am

Posted by roz on June 1st, 2012 under Beach Cleanups, Beach Preservation, Hawaii, Protecting Special Places, beach cleanup  •  No Comments

We would like to announce Friends of Kewalos is having their Annual Cleanup June 2, 2012 at 8:30am.

International Surfing Day cleanup and party - Sun., June 17, at Diamond Head from 10am-12pm & Whole Foods is giving back! 5% of all sales on Wednesday June 20th, 11a.m. til close will benefit Surfrider Foundation

Posted by roz on May 21st, 2012 under Beach Cleanups, Events, Hawaii, Protecting Special Places, beach cleanup  •  No Comments

Don’t miss our upcoming  International Surfing Day cleanup and party on Sunday, June 17, at Diamond Head from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  Check in will be a 9:45am at Pu’u Leahi, Diamond Head.  Cleanup will start at 10:00am until 11:45am, when we will return to the staging area.  The cleanup will be followed by an after-party [...]

Environmental Coalition Defends Waikiki Beach From Controversial New Development

Posted by admin on January 4th, 2011 under Beach Preservation, Features, Hawaii, Protecting Special Places Tags: , , , ,  •  No Comments

Honolulu, HI (Jan. 4, 2011): Yesterday, a coalition of environmental groups and concerned citizens filed an appeal against the Dept. of Planning & Permitting’s decision to allow Kyo-Ya Hotels to build their proposed 26-story hotel/condo tower on Waikiki Beach. Refuting the “hardships” claimed by the developers, the coalition states that the proposed [...]

Surfrider Helps Protect Hawaii’s North Shore in State Supreme Court Victory

Posted by roz on April 20th, 2010 under Beach Preservation, News, Protecting Special Places, Uncategorized  •  No Comments

COURT RULING MARKS A WIN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Oahu, HI (April 12, 2010) - The Hawaii Supreme Court ruled in favor of protecting the North Shore of Oahu’s sensitive coastal environment by requiring the Kuilima Resort Company to supplement the 25 year-old environmental impact statement (”EIS”) that was to be used for Turtle Bay Resort expansion. 
The [...]

Surfrider Helps Keep the North Shore Country

Posted by admin on November 24th, 2007 under Protecting Special Places  •  No Comments

At a fundraiser last night in Waimea Valley for Keep the North Shore Country, the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter presented $10,000 to Keep the North Shore Country, to help in the legal battle to stop Oaktree Corporation and their irresponsible Turtle Bay Expansion without an updated environmental impact statement.  The money was generously provided by [...]