SACRED, CRITICAL & HIGHLY THREATENED
Mahaulepu’s wild beauty and near constant trade wind-cooled climate make it a frequent target to resort, residential and agricultural developers. Mahaulepu is already surrounded by all the above, with Lihue, Kauai’s largest town, to its North, and Poipu, one of the world’s preeminent travel resort destinations, to its immediate south. Help us protect Mahaulepu’s critical wilderness, and all the life and history it harbors, from encroaching threats. Learn more below and donate, volunteer, and support the cause today.
URGENT THREAT – HAWAII DAIRY FARM
Mahaulepu’s most imminent threat is a proposed dairy farm, which will dump thousands of tons of cow manure monthly into a fragile ecosystem, whose watershed is already endangered by Kauai’s highest levels of bacteria contamination. The dairy poses also poses air quality concerns over its use of large effluent ponds to store the urine of several thousand cows. All of this would happen on land that is a mile upslope from Mahaulepu Beach. The milk produced would not even stay on Kauai; instead it will be shipped off island to be processed and distributed elsewhere.
This dairy farm cannot become part of Mahaulepu’s landscape, but it is a very real possibility. Help keep them from milking more of Mahaulepu’s irreplaceable resources. Donate, volunteer, support, and get the latest dairy farm news below:
Malama Maha'ulepu & Surfrider Foundation are co-hosting a beach clean up at Kawailoa Bay - Maha'ulepu Beach. Saturday April 7th 9am-Noon. Drinking water, gloves and bags will be provided. Please meet at Kawailoa bay & carpool if can. For more information...read more
Preservation could take many forms. What are your thoughts about the future of Māhā'ulepū? This short survey consists of eight multiple choice questions, and your answers are anonymous. Please take a few moments to let your voice be heard. Click here ...read more
Held at the Koloa Neighborhood Centerread more
While Hawaii Dairy Farms (HDF) continues to ”believe that Hawaii's milk should come from Hawaii,” it now seems unlikely that any milk will be coming from Mahaulepu. Recent government agency and court rulings constitute substantial setbacks for the dairy...read more