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Plaque at Makapuu honors activists who fought to preserve Sandy Beach, Ka Iwi coastline

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kaleo Paik led the blessing and unveiling of the plaque during the ceremony. In back, Curt Cottrell, left, Gary Gill, Gary Weller, Curt Sanburn and Laura Ka‘akua.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ka Iwi Coalition, Livable Hawaii Kai Hui and the Division of State Parks, dedicated a bronze commemorative plaque, pictured at top, Thursday afternoon at the Makapu‘u Lighthouse trail.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Kaleo Paik and Gary Gill share a Hawaiian greeting at a ceremony Thursday marking the 30th anniversary of the historic Sandy Beach Initiative vote, which helped keep the land between Hanauma Bay and Makapuu free from urban development.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A ceremony Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of the historic Sandy Beach Initiative vote, which helped preserve the land between Hanauma Bay and Makapuu. Participating in the blessing (left to right) are Laura Ka’akua, Curt Sanburn, Gary Weller, Gary Gill, Curt Cottrell and Kaleo Paik.

On a clear day the first lookout along the Makapuu Lighthouse Trail offers a sweeping view of the Ka Iwi coastline and an overview of Koko Crater in Hawaii Kai. Read more

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