Posted 12/7/2021: Another Win. Just a short update: 1. This last week, thanks to public input and a very organized group in Princeville (Save Open Space), who FOM joined, our County Council enacted into law Bill 2838 which prohibits any commercial campground facilities or structures on land zoned Open Space (OS). This law allows for resident and visitor camping by permit on a temporary basis but prohibits any permit structure or commercial operation. After months of public objection to Starwood Capital’s plan for a 50 unit glamping facility in Princeville, and no doubt having seen the writing on the wall when Mason Chock and Luke Evslin formulated a bill to prohibit organized commercial campground sites in Open Space, Starwood Capital withdrew their glamping application on file with the Planning Commission 11/30/2021. Great result, our Open Space remains open…. (more)

Posted 11/23/2021: Please Help. As mentioned in our last email, the one important environmental issue for Kauai between now and the end of the year, is the County Council’s action on the 10 year Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan (ISWMP). State and Federal law require every County to adopt a 10 year plan for the management of that County’s solid waste…. (more)

Posted 11/19/2021: Success! In the last year we have succeeded on several environmental fronts. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday we want to acknowledge and thank our many supporters who keep FOM funded and/or who keep us informed on Public Notices and developments that threaten our quality of life on Kauai. Every win for the environment is a win for us and all living things that benefit. The following recaps some of this years successes many of them were the subject of FOM member comments and testimonies and we thought you would appreciate knowing the status…. (more)

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Humpback whales are often seen breaching off the shores of Maha’ulepu during the winter months.


Friends of Maha’ulepu is comprised of a group of concerned citizens (local and beyond) who are contributing their time and talents to protect the natural beauty of this pristine coastal valley.

Maha’ulepu Beach is located on the South Shore of the Island of Kaua’i in the Hawaiian Islands, approximately 3 1/2 miles northeast of the town of Poi’pu.  Poi’pu is one of the major visitor destinations on the island due to it’s beautiful beaches, swimming, snorkeling and surfing, sea turtles, whales, monk seals, trade winds, palm trees, and spectacular sunsets. Learn more about Friends of Maha’ulepu and the work we are doing!

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Please help by sending emails or letters objecting to an industrial dairy at Maha’ulepu to each of the key contacts. We recommend mailed letters be sent with receipt confirmation and to keep a personal copy as well as the return receipt.


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