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Restoration of Kauai wetland is topic of informational meetings

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife will hold two public informational meetings on the proposed restoration of wetland and associated coastal upland habitat within the Mana Plain Forest Reserve on the western side of Kauai.

The Mana Plain Wetland Restoration Project would involve 105 acres immediately north of the existing Kawaiele Waterbird Sanctuary.

Meetings will be Tuesday at the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School and Wednesday at Kekaha Neighborhood Center. Both are from 7 to 9 p.m.

A draft environmental assessment can be viewed at www.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw. 

Printed copies of the draft assessment are available for viewing at any of the six public libraries on Kauai. Comments can be submitted to Jason Vercelli, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, 3060 Eiwa St., Room 306, Lihue, HI 96766 or emailed to Jason.A.Vercelli@hawaii.gov. Comments must be received by June 22.

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