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Officials Seek Public Input on Big Island Dredging Project

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is reaching out to the community for input on the proposed Pohoiki Boat Ramp Dredging of Volcanic Debris project.

Following the 2018 eruption of Kilauea, the Department’s Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation has observed the adverse effects on ocean rescue services, commercial fishing, and recreational use in the area.

To address these challenges, officials are considering a project that aims to restore the boat ramp by removing the accumulated volcanic debris.

To facilitate public participation, the Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation will be hosting a virtual public meeting on Wednesday from 5 to 7 PM.

This meeting provides an opportunity for residents to voice their concerns, share their insights, and contribute their suggestions regarding the proposed project.

The Department is particularly interested in gathering input from individuals and organizations directly affected by the current condition of the boat ramp.

In order to attend the virtual meeting, a link will be made available on the website of KHON2, where interested parties can access the necessary information.

By engaging the public in this decision-making process, officials hope to ensure that the project aligns with the needs and aspirations of the community.

Together, they aim to find a suitable solution that restores the Pohoiki Boat Ramp and supports the vital activities dependent on it.

If you have a stake in the future of the Pohoiki Boat Ramp and its surrounding area, mark your calendar for the upcoming virtual public meeting.

This is your chance to be heard and contribute to the shaping of a significant project that will impact the local community and its maritime endeavors.

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