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From the President (Melvia Kawashima)
Epitome of a Leaguer...
State Convention Highlights!
Speakers' Bureau (Rhoda Miller)
Pollution Control Costs Debated
Effective Planning and Action
Going to Court in the Public Interest
73 Council (Melvia Kawashima)
Budget - 1973-74
ERA - What it Means to You
Flowers to 1971-73 State Board
Trade Action - Trade Alert!
Overseas Education Fund
Land Use Notes
Alert for August

Land Use Notes

The League's Land Use position: "reflects the interest of Leaguers in preserving some of Hawaii's land; certain lands should be identified and set apart for the purpose of true preservation."

So give a cheer: On Juno 19, Gov. Burns approved the establishment of Hawaii's first natural area reserve, as provided for under Act 139, 1970 (see Conservation and Hawaii's Conservation Districts. LWV of Hawaii, p.10). It is Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on Maui, consisting of the Cape Kinau lava flows, brackish shore ponds, and the inshore marine area - a total of 1238 acres on land and 807 acres of adjoining ocean. The area includes the ruins of a small fishing village, as well as rich and abundant aquatic life, including a unique blind sea shrimp° In order to preserve the area in its natural state and protect it for future generations, strict regulations will govern use of the reserve. The public is allowed to enter, but hunting, fishing, camping, boating, and removal of plant life or other material is prohibited.

The process of designating a natural area is not an easy one, since it requires agreement of the Natural Areas System Commission and the Ward of Land and Natural Resources, as well as approval by the Governor.

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