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:
Held at the Koloa Neighborhood Centerread more
We call on community members to respectfully advocate for a thorough examination of the deficiencies or areas of concern found within the EISread more
Malama Mahaulepu and Other Local Stakeholder Groups to Provide Careful Reviewread more
Letter to the editor, Garden Island Newspaper, February 2016read more
In September 2014, after deciding that our good faith attempts to work with Hawaii Dairy Farms were not succeeding, Malama Mahaulepu’s board of directors and steering committee came out against the dairy and began a petition. Read the letter to the Governor Ige.read more
Mahaulepu is a heritage place and unique conservation and resource management opportunity. Population growth, encroaching urbanization, and incompatible land uses are the largest threats to preservation of Mahaulepu. While it can feel remote, it adjoins suburban and...read more
Op-ed, Garden Island Newspaper 9-17-2014 Following months of careful scrutiny, research and deliberation, Malama Mahaulepu has decided to formally oppose Hawaii Dairy Farms’ proposed operation in Mahaulepu Valley. We wish to clearly articulate our position for...read more