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Debris Removal Scheduled at Wai`anapanapa State Park

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A large pile of cargo nets and other debris which came ashore approximately two weeks ago at Wai‘anapanapa State Park will be removed on Thursday morning. The effort is a collaboration of the Department of Land and Natural Resources State Parks and Forestry and Wildlife divisions and the County of Maui’s Division of Public Works.

On Thursday April 12, the upper parking lot (lookout) and the shoreline area of Pailoa Bay (the black sand beach) will be closed from 7 a.m. to about 11 a.m., while the DOFAW trails crew and Maui State Park caretakers will be working with Windward Aviation to sling load the heavy load of debris from the shoreline to the nearby County landfill.

For public safety, the area will be closed until all the debris has been safely removed from the shoreline.  The nets and debris washed ashore during a recent northeast swell which generated large surf in the area.

Upon completion of the project the closed areas of the park will be reopened for public use.

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