Please Sign the Petition to Save Kanaha

Please help our voices be heard in Kanaha parks planning by Signing the petition below, or emailing or calling our Mayor, Parks Director, and Park Planners and tell them why closing the current parking areas and eliminating the access points will unfairly affect all beach users at Western Kanaha.

Mayor Alan Arakawa  mayors.office@co.maui.hi.us  phone:  Ph: (808) 270-7855
Maui County Parks Director, Kaala Buenconsejo  kaala.buenconsejo@co.maui.hi. us 808-270-7230
Planning Consultants Hawaii, John Summers 808-268-4059   jsummers@planningconsultantshawaii.com

Here is the link to the Petition on CHANGE.ORG :

https://www.change.org/p/maui-county-mayor-alan-arakawa-keep-kanaha-beach-s-parking-areas-access-open

UPDATE: (We have reached the 1000 signature mark). The Kanaha Parking Petition is Helping Inform Decision Makers and it is already having a positive effect. However, this battle is still not over. We need to keep sharing our stories and giving reasons of WHY Beach Access parking is Important to us. In your comments Please include Some clear reasons of “Which exact parking access (s) you use (each one is evaluated separately), and Why you Need this Parking to remain as is”, and How it would be burdensome if they close off near-shore vehicular access, and eliminate or move existing parking areas 100-200 meters or more away from the shoreline. Give reasons why they should keep all existing access and near-shore parking open, and add new parking where appropriate. Give reasons and describe things like your activity, the kind of gear you have to take with you etc. What difference would it make to your enjoyment of the sport, your ability to access ocean, and/or would it affect and change your desire to use the area, or perhaps drive you to use another area, causing changes in usage patterns, user density, or create user safety issues?  The more details given in the comments help to paint a clearer picture for the decision makers about How we use these places, and why they are important to us. They simply do not know the whys. And Please Keep asking your friends to Sign this Petition and ideally make a Comment too. This Petition is still one of the best tools we have to protect our beach.

For More Information go to Mauikiteboarding association Save Kanaha Page

or Go directly to the Change.org Save Kanaha Petition