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:

WHEN: Sunday, March 17 1:00-4:00PM. WHERE: Po`ipu Beach-main pavilion. WHAT TO BRING: You, your beverage of choice, a potluck item to share and chairs for your group. FOM TO PROVIDE: Kaua`i’s best live violinists, slack key guitar celebratory hula, plates, cups, napkins, forks…, a few large main dishes, cake, and chilled water. Feel free to share this email with family and friends, all are welcome. A real win for all of us on Kaua`i!

Posted 2/1/2019: IT’S OFFICIAL!!! NO DAIRY FARM!!!  Ulupono and HDF will not be operating their planned dairy at Maha`ulepu. Thank you all for the hard work and financial support. With your support, all Kauai and our South Shore has been spared. We plan and know that our work will continue as we strive to protect the fresh water and environment of Kauai. FOM was asked to respond to Amy Hennessey’s quotes in the Ulupono press release today, Read more.

Posted 1/25/2019: BIGGEST NEWS YET! Although Hawaii Dairy Farms has not made a statement to the press or others to our knowledge, we found a very interesting auction ending in the next 27 days.  It appears that Hawaii Dairy Farms may be selling it all!  We called the auction house and learned that the farm equipment is in Koloa. Photos even show a bumper sticker on the back of the truck that reads, “Pull For Milk.” While HDF has not formally announced the end of their planned industrial dairy for Maha`ulepu, we expect it will come within days if not hours. Read more.

Posted 1/10/2019: WE ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC! “Ulupono is now considering whether or not the Kauai dairy may be a good investment, said spokeswoman Amy Hennessey. There’s been no onsite work on the project in over a year, and Hennessey said Ulupono should come to a decision this month”. Read 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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