Posted 4/1/2019: FRIENDS OF MAHA’ULEPU CELEBRATES! On March 17th at Po’ipu Beach pavilion, a celebration was enjoyed by the community who supported and worked hard for our success in defeating a dairy that would have all but destroyed our precious Maha’ulepu environment. View pictures of the event!

Posted 3/31/2019: The plan for an industrial dairy has been defeated. The need continues, however, for FOM to work to protect Kauai’s water quality. View video.

Posted 3/19/2019: ‘Friends’ have good reason to party. HDF, despite its best intentions, was fighting an uphill battle from day one. It never gained strong community support for this project, billed as a way to provide fresh milk for keiki and create a few jobs. The focus of its opposition was always on the threat to the environment this dairy represented and HDF couldn’t get shake that possibility. Read the article.

Posted 3/1/2019: COME CELEBRATE! Our efforts were successful! With your support, there will be no moo poo in Maha`ulepu. We worked hard and now it’s time to enjoy and celebrate our protection of the South Shore! Come and join the many on Kauai who made this happen:

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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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