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Help Develop the Historic Preservation Plan

DLNR News Release

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) is holding community meetings statewide in May on all islands to provide opportunity for public input on the development of the State Historic Preservation Plan for the next five years. The meeting on Molokai will be held on May 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Molokai High School Cafeteria.

“Historic sites are tangible evidence of a colorful, rich heritage and provide the community with a sense of continuity,” said Pua Aiu, SHPD administrator. “The programs and services offered by SHPD are designed to promote the use and maintenance of historic properties for the education, inspiration, pleasure and enrichment of Hawaii’s citizens and visitors.”

The meetings will begin with a presentation on historic preservation issues in present-day Hawaii. Attendees will be invited to share their own perceptions, including feedback on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges for historic preservation.

Specifically, participants will have the opportunity to discuss topics including priorities for historic preservation in individual communities, existing community resources and identifying what other resources are needed.

The development and implementation of a comprehensive statewide historic preservation plan is one of the responsibilities of SHPD, under grant funding it receives from the National Park Service (NPS).

Light refreshments will be served.

Community members may also share their thoughts online at hawaiihistoricpreservation.com, email at historicpreservation@smshawaii.com, by phone at 1-877-535-5767 (ask for Renee), or through the mail: SMS, 1042 Fort Street Mall, Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96813.

For more information, visit hawaiihistoricpreservation.com.


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