Instead of our usual Thursday meeting, those interested are being requested to attend this hearing in Pukalani to show our support in protecting Haleakala, a sacred site, from the proposed construction of an additional telescope. It is our belief and understanding that this construction would cause damage to Haleakala in an energetic way to an extent that, perhaps, could not be recovered from.

Kathy, who is sending us this information, is a supporter and attendee of our meetings here. Please join us in advocating for Haleakala!



When: 6:00 pm Thursday, August 26, 2010

Where: Multipurpose Room,

Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center,

90 Pukalani Street, Pukalani, HI

The University of Hawai’i Institute for Astronomy (UHIfA) has

submitted a conservation district use permit application (CDUA)

to the State Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) to

construct a 14 story observatory building in a conservation zone,

the sacred summit of Haleakalā; which is also a part of the

Hawaiian ceded lands inventory. Public comment will be allowed

regarding this permit application on Aug 26 at 6 pm. Please

come early to sign up and give public testimony to keep this

structure off the sacred summit of Haleakalā. All studies done

for the proposed project indicate that, in addition to the misuse

of conservation lands, there will be major, adverse, short- and

long-term direct impacts on traditional and cultural resources.

Haleakalā is the only site that applicants looked at (out of 70+

around the world) that is considered sacred to the native local

people. We must let them know that our summit will not be

further desecrated and they should build somewhere else.

For more information go to the website of Kilakila ‘O Haleakalā