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2,900 acres of Central Oahu will be preserved by the state

Sophie Cocke
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Video courtesy DLNR
Take an aerial tour of the Helemano Wilderness Project area, recently acquired by the State of Hawaii.
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COURTESY DLNR

The Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area will help to protect the land from potential development and open it up to recreation.

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COURTESY DLNR / RICHARD DRAKE

The state has acquired nearly 2,900 acres of land in Central Oahu from Dole Food Co., the Helemano Wilderness Recreation Area.

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The area includes an important watershed that recharges an aquifer that provides water to residents.