Stop Milking Mahaulepu
Mahaulepu’s most urgent threat comes from Hawaii Dairy Farm, which is trying to create a dairy for several thousand cows right in the heart of Mahaulepu’s fragile ecosystem.
The Hawaii Dairy Farm, which has a lease for more than 500 acres of land a mile above Mahaulepu Beach will produce thousands of tons of cow manure monthly. The planned use of large effluent ponds to store urine and waste pose air quality issues along with detrimental environment impacts. There is no way to fully contain effluent runoff from the dairy production and Mahaulepu’s watershed is already endangered. The Waipoli Stream contains Kauai’s highest levels of bacteria contamination – hundreds of times over the state’s safe limit.
We feel strongly that Hawaii dairy farm cannot become part of Mahaulepu’s landscape, but it is a very real possibility. You can help protect this special, sacred place from Hawaii Dairy Farm and other pressing threats by donating, volunteering, and pledging your support to Malama Mahaulepu.
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
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