Repaving will close portion of Wakea Avenue in Kahului
Starting Monday, crews will work on repaving another segment of Wakea Avenue in Kahului.
The project will close Wakea from its intersections with Onehee to Kamehameha avenues, according to an announcement.
Residents and nearby businesses have been advised of the work in writing.
Residents who normally park in a lot off Wakea Avenue, which will be closed by the project, may park on the shoulder of Onehee Avenue. The parking lot will not be accessible from 6 a.m. Monday through 6 p.m. Friday, the announcement said.
The project is part of contractor Maui Master Builders' ongoing work to repave Wakea Avenue.
Repaving already has been done on Wakea from Puunene to Kamehameha avenues. Future work will repave Wakea to its intersection with Kaahumanu Avenue.
First Wind official to speak at marine sanctuary Tuesday
The community outreach coordinator for First Wind, which operates a wind farm above Maalaea, will be speaking at the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary lecture series from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Carolyn Unser works with community leaders and project stakeholders, leads tours of the wind power projects on Maui and Oahu, offers educational opportunities and experiences for the public, and ensures that First Wind's projects are supporting and beneficial to the communities in which they operate, a news release from the sanctuary said.
Prior to joining First Wind, Unser, who lives on Oahu, worked as an environmental scientist at SWCA Environmental Consultants, where she assisted with the biological assessments of First Wind's sites on Oahu and as a permit compliance monitor during construction.
The lecture will be held in the Kihei Conference Room of the sanctuary, 726 S. Kihei Road.
For more information, go to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary website at hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov.
Bird conservation center in Olinda set to host open house
The Maui Bird Conservation Center in Olinda will be holding its annual open house Nov. 2 and 3.
The center is a private facility that focuses on captive breeding and reintroduction of endangered Hawaiian birds. The open house will give the public a chance to see and learn about native birds, a news release said.
The captive population of 'alala just surpassed 100 birds, the news release said.
The open house events are based around a limited number of guided tours of the birds, aviaries and grounds on the two days. Tour times will be 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. both days. Call 572-0690 to reserve a spot.
Other activities, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include presentations, a silent auction, keiki activities and an opportunity to purchase Maui Bird Conservation Center shirts.
The center is located at 2375 Olinda Road, four miles up the road.