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Sign our letter of support and contact local and state representatives to profess your devotion to the protection of Mahaulepu’s irreplaceable wilds.

Letter of Support for Malama Mahaulepu

I, the undersigned, hereby declare my support for the preservation of Mahaulepu for future generations. I want to maintain its irreplaceable natural and cultural resources and to sustain the experience of the place as an undeveloped area with compatible agricultural, cultural, educational and recreational uses.

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Write Officials

Share your aloha for Mahaulepu 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 Mahaulepu on the agenda and in their mind and hearts of our governmental officials. Take time to express why Mahaulepu is special to you and your family. Include a favorite photo of Mahaulepu for extra impact.

Below is:

  1. sample text and
  2. addresses of important elected officials and others.

We would appreciate knowing that you took the time to send a note. Click here to let us know.

Sample resident note:

Dear __________________,
Maha’ulepu is like no other place in the United States, an oasis for families to fish, snorkel, swim and reconnect with a Hawaii that is quickly disappearing. Walk the headlands toward Ha`ula, where whales, monk seals, dolphins, turtles and dozens of vulnerable species marine life call home. It is the site of significant events in Hawaiian history. A powerful, sacred place containing heiaus and burial sites. Maha’ulepu is the last, accessible undeveloped coast on Kauai’s south shore.

Because of its beauty and location, it is under constant threat of resort development and already fighting pollution. 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.

I, my family and entire island community are depending on your leadership to find the way and the means, including State and Federal funds, to preserve this special, irreplaceable wilderness for future generations.

Your Name

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.

Your Name

Important Hawaii Officials – Contact Addresses:



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Office of the Governor
The Honorable David Y. Ige
Governor, State of Hawaii
Executive Chambers, State Capitol
Hawai`i State Capitol
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-586-0034
Fax: 808-586-0006

Office of the Lieutenant Governor
The Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
Lieutenant Governor, State of Hawaii
State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0255
Fax: (808) 586-0231

Contact the Lieutenant Governor

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

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 – 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

Senator Ron Kouchi, Hawaii Senate President
Senate District 8
Hawaii State Capitol Room 409
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
email –

Representative Dee Morikawa
House District 16
Hawaii State Capitol Room 442
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
email –

Representative James Tokioka
House District 15
Hawaii State Capitol Room 322
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
email –

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

Kauai County Council
4396 Rice Street, Suite 209
Lihue, Hawaii, 96766
Telephone (808) 241-4188
Fax: (808) 241-6349
Mel Rapozo, Council Chair:
Ross Kagawa, Council Vice Chair:
Mason K. Chock, Council Member:
Gary L. Hooser, Council Member:
Arryl Kaneshiro, Council Member:
KipuKai Kuali‘i, Council Member:
JoAnn A. Yukimura, Council Member:
E-mail sent to Councilmembers and Council Services Staff for inclusion as testimony:

General Delivery E-mail Address:

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

Virginia Pressler, MD
Director, State of Hawaii Department of Health
1250 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
email –

Suzanne Case
Chair, State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources
Kalanimoku Building
1151 Punchbowl St.
Honolulu, HI 96813

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