SUBJECT: NORTH WEST HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
SOURCE: CAREN DIAMOND firstname.lastname@example.org
POSTED: 7 JUNE 2008 - 8:30am HST
Protect Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
image above: Map of the Northwest Hawaiian Islands from the Marine Conservation Biology Institute
Beginning next week, public hearings on the future of the NWHI are rolling out all around the islands This is it! Your voice and your comments are desperately needed to fully protect the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands!
The NWHI's eight-year-old citizen's advisory council will be disbanded, and we will see new Navy missile interceptions, chemical warfare simulations and sonar activities within the NWHI without any mitigations.
SUBJECT: NORTH WEST HAWIIAN ISLANDS
SOURCE: MICHAELLA MINTCHEFF email@example.com
POSTED: 30 MAY 2008 - 8:00am HST
Papahanaumokuakea Marine Monument
image above: Birds flying over the North West Islands of Hawaii
No Human Footprint on the NW Hawaiian Islands
by www.kahea.org on 24 May 2008
This is it! After two years of closed-door meetings, a draft of the Papahanaumokuakea Monument Management Plan is open for public comment. Your voice and your comments are desperately needed to fully protect the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands! The Co-Trustees charged with protecting Papahanaumokuakea are seeking public approval for a draft management plan that proposes construction of new facilities to
promote tourism, undefined and potentially invasive research projects, with no mitigations for expanded Navy activities in this sacred, fragile area.
Attend one of the many public hearings throughout June!
The NWHI hui has been reviewing the management plan in detail and we join with the former and current Reserve Advisory Council members, cultural practitioners, scientists, resource experts, and long-time advocates for our Kupuna Islands in their call for major changes in this Monument "development" plan, including:
• Establish a citizen-based Monument Advisory Council with the legal authority and responsibility to advise all three Co-Trustee agencies and oversee all management activities, including public comment on all permits to access the Monument.