Malama Maha`ulepu
Preserve Kauai's Wilderness Heritage
Write Officials

Share your aloha for Maha`ulepu with a decision maker


Writing a short note to a decision-maker has real impact. Receiving a steady stream of personal notes educates leaders and keeps Maha`ulepu on the agenda and in their mind and hearts of our governmental officials. Take time to express why Maha`ulepu is special to you and your family.

Below is:
1) sample text and
2) addresses of important elected officials and others.

Do you have a photo of Maha`ulepu or of you and others enjoying it? Send a copy of it with your note!

We would appreciate knowing that you took the time to send a note. Let us know by sending an email to greg@malama-mahaulepu.org.

Sample resident note:

Dear __________________,

Maha'ulepu is where my family goes to unwind and recharge. My husband fishes. My three children swim at the swimming hole at the point of Maha'ulepu beach. All of us walk the headlands toward Ha`ula, looking at whales and for monk seals and turtles. There is no other place like this.

Maha'ulepu is the last, accessible undeveloped coast on Kauai's south shore. Kaua`i doesn't need another resort. We have several new ones which were approved in the past or recently added to the new General Plan.

My family is counting on your leadership to find the way and the means, including State and Federal funds, to preserve this special area for future generations.

Sincerely,


Sample visitor note:

Dear ___________________,

Recently my family visited Kaua`i. We have enjoyed the other Hawaiian Islands, but Kaua`i has the reputation of being less developed and it is. We loved that rural quality. We especially loved the wilderness area at the end of the Po`ipu area where we stayed. At Maha`ulepu you feel like you are discovering a real place, shaped by nature and not manufactured by commercial interests. You feel like you are with, not separated from, local people.

I hope that people can always encounter a wild Maha`ulepu. I want you to know that experiencing an undeveloped coastline is the greatest asset you can offer visitors.

Respectfully,
YOUR NAME

Important Hawaii Officials - Contact Addresses:

Office of the Governor
Neil Abercrombie
Governor, State of Hawaii
Executive Chambers, State Capitol
Hawai`i State Capitol
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-0034
Fax: 808-586-0006
governor.abercrombie@hawaii.gov

Senator Mazie Hirono
Honolulu Office
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm 3-106
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: (808) 522-8970
Fax: (808) 545-4683

Washington Office
330 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6361
Fax: (202) 224-2126
hirono.senate.gov/contact

Senator Brian Schatz
Honolulu Office
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Rm 7-212
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: (808) 523-2061
Fax: (808) 523-2065

Washington Office
722 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3934
Fax: (202) 224-1153
http://schatz.senate.gov - click "contact me"

Representative Tulsi Gabbard
Honolulu Office
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
5-104 Prince Kuhio Bldg.
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone: (808) 541-1986
Hours: M-F 8-5 p.m.
Fax: (808) 538-0233

Washington Office
502 Cannon House Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-4906
Office Hours: M-F 9-6 p.m.
Fax: (202) 225-4987

Bernard P. Carvalho, Jr.
Mayor, County of Kauai
4444 Rice St., Suite 235
Lihue, HI 96766
(808) 241-4900
Fax: (808) 241-6877
mayor@kauai.gov

Kauai County Council
Jay Furfaro, Council Chair
Mason K. Chock, Sr., Council Vice Chair
Tim Bynum, Council Member
Gary L. Hooser, Council Member
Ross Kawaga, Council Member
Mel Rapozo, Council Member
JoAnn A. Yukimura, Council Member

County Of Kauai
Office of the County Clerk
Council Services Division
4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
Lihue, HI 96766

Email sent to all Council Members only:Councilmembers@kauai.gov
Email sent to all Council Members and Council Services Staff for inclusion as testimony:CouncilTestimony@kauai.gov

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