Scoping meeting on watersheds Tuesday
A public scoping meeting on the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lahaina Civic Center.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are seeking input from government agencies as well as residents and organizations on a study to expand the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded Wahikuli-Honokowai watershed to the Honokahua, Kahana and Honolua watershed areas.
The initiative is to implement a comprehensive management strategy to address impacts to coral reefs across multiple watersheds, the corps said previously.
For more information, call program manager Cindy Barger at (808) 835-4029.
Firefighters battle sugar cane blaze
Fire burned an acre and a half of sugar cane Friday afternoon near the Paia Youth & Cultural Center, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said.
The cause of the fire reported at 5:48 p.m. was undetermined, and no injuries were reported, he said.
Paia and Kahului firefighters responded to the "unscheduled cane fire" and brought the blaze under control at 6:27 p.m., using water from the Kahului Fire Station's tanker, hand tools and an existing fire break, Mainaga said.
A damage estimate was not immediately available.
Baker, McKelvey to hold public meeting
State Sen. Rosalyn Baker and Rep. Angus McKelvey will hold a Legislative Town Hall meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the West Maui Senior Center.
"The meeting is an opportunity for us to reach out to our communities and to gather ideas, input or concerns as we prepare for the 2013 legislative session," said Baker, who represents the 6th District, which includes South and West Maui. The legislative session begins Jan. 16.
"It is a perfect opportunity to update the community on various projects funded by the Legislature," said McKelvey, who represents the 10th District, which covers West Maui, Maalaea and north Kihei.
Residents are invited to attend, and light pupu will be served.
For more information, contact Baker's office toll free from Maui at 984-2400, ext. 66070, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or McKelvey's office toll free from Maui at 984-2400 ,ext. 66160 or email email@example.com.