This project update was sent to the KCA today by Michael Reyes Senior Ecologist/Principal, Maui Environmental Consulting, LLC. He asked us to share it with our members. Please view the attached pdf file at this link. At the very end of the pdf file you will find a link to the text of the draft version of the Maalaea Bay Watershed Management Plan.
Fifty members of the Upcountry community came together to explore and learn from the opportunities, dilemmas, and experiences we faced during the wildfires and the immediate and ongoing recovery efforts.
The KCA facilitated three rounds of dialogue with a focusing question for each round:
Follow this link for a synthesis of the major insights. Also included is a listing of insights by question and photographs of the tabletop templates where participants shared their manaʻo throughout the rounds of dialogue.
Upcountry Residents to Meet to Discuss the Impact of Wildfires
Aloha KCA members!
The Kula Community Association will host a facilitated community conversation on the recent upcountry wildfires, both the impact and a way forward, for KCA members and Upcountry residents at the Kula Community Center on October 18th, 2023 at 6:00pm. Unlike our traditional general membership format of a panel of speakers, this will be a facilitated meeting where we will talk story and begin community problem solving through rounds of questions and small group discussions.
Attendees will have an opportunity to process the impacts of the fire on our community while focusing on three key questions:
The goal of this meeting is to collectively begin to create a path towards a fire and water resilient Upcountry community. As the facilitator, KCA will gather participant input and organize our needs into an Upcountry Fire and Water Resiliency Plan.
Seating is limited. Please wear a mask as Covid and flu season is upon us.
Contact Name: Jordan Hocker
The County of Maui just announced The Unsafe Water Advisory has been removed for those in Zone UK-4. Zone UK-2A and Zone 1 were previously removed from the advisory. As of, October 10th, Zone UK-2B, UK-3, and UK-5 remain under the Unsafe Water Advisory. Please see the updated interactive map here, to check what Zone your home or business is in.
Unsafe Water Advisory for Upper Kula has been revised, water for Zones 1 and 2A are now considered safe.
The County of Maui just announced The Unsafe Water Advisory has been removed for those in Zone 2A. Zone 1 was previously removed from the advisory. As of, October 6, Zone 2B, 3, 4 and 5 remain under the Unsafe Water Advisory. Please see the updated interactive map here, to check what Zone your home or business is in.
The vision of the Kula community Association is to preserve open space, support agriculture, maintain a rural residential atmosphere, and to work together as a community. The specific purpose of this association is to improve the quality of life for the residents of Kula, to promote civic welfare and generally to benefit the community of Kula.
Kula Community Association
P.O. Box 417 Kula, Maui, Hawaii 96790
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Photo Credit: Dawn Jernaill, St. John's Church photo in headers.