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Public Meetings Set on Keauhou Bay Survey of Available Moorings

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will hold two public information meetings in Kona on Monday, Jan. 7, to discuss findings of its survey of Keauhou Bay moorings and locations, as well as other boating issues in West Hawaii.

Keauhou Bay

Keauhou Bay

The survey was conducted by consultant firm Sea Engineering in December and found that outdated moorings in the bay need to be replaced. The meeting will cover DOBOR engineers’ plans to replace them and add new mooring systems to the bay.

The first meeting, from 3 to 5 p.m.., is exclusively for current offshore permit-holders who have moorings in the bay. DOBOR staff will discuss the findings of the survey and how to move forward with new moorings and permits. The meeting will be held at the Honokohau Small Boat Harbor conference room, 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona.

The second meeting, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will serve to inform the general public and boating community about the mooring project, and provide an update on repairs to tsunami-damaged recreational boating facilities, as well as general improvements to state small harbor facilities. The meeting will be held at the Hawaii Big Game Fishing Club, 74-380 Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua Kona. For more information, contact the DOBOR West Hawaii district office at (808) 327-3685.