Petitioning State Representative Scott Nishimoto and 16 others

Please protect and restore the coastal wetland habitats at Turtle Bay Resort.

Turtle Bay Resort is in the middle of a coastal wetland habitat which is home to many threatened and endangered animals and plants. Last year Hawaiian geese (nene) began visiting. Nene have not seen in the wild on O'ahu since the time of Captain Cook! There are breeding populations of Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, Hawaiian gallinules, stilts, coots, ducks, bats, owls, ohai (sesbania-tomentosa) and others. Two rare species of endemic bee (on the candidate list for ESA) are found here. Turtle Bay is a winter home to many migratory birds (bristle thighed curlews, dowitchers, golden plovers, sanderlings, various ducks and geese ). There are other birds, fish, invertebrates and plants that are endemic (found only in Hawaii). The JCNWR, next door has documented over 120 species of birds! The Resort and the State of Hawaii have agreed to place 660 acres of land into a conservation easement (CE) so that no further development could ever take place on those 660 acres. The agreement is funded by the State, the City and County and the Trust for Public Land. The original deadline for the deal was June 30th. Being a complicated transaction, it needs more time and so the "deal" has to go through the Hawaii Legislature (again) to have the timeline amended. We need your help in making sure that this historic agreement becomes a reality. Please sign and share this petition. It is addressed to the people directly involved with the conservation of this incredible place. Mahalo.   

Letter to
State Representative Scott Nishimoto
State Representative Romeo Cachola
State Representative Nafetalai Pouha
and 14 others
State Representative Sylvia Luke
State Representative Gene Ward
State Representative Ty Cullen
State Representative Aaron Johanson
State Representative Jo Jordan
State Representative Jarrett Keohokalole
State Representative Bertrand Kobayashi
State Representative Nicole Lowen
State Representative Richard Onishi
State Representative James Tokioka
State Representative Kyle Yamashita
State Senator Gilbert Riviere
Lynn DeCoite
Angela Huntemer
Aloha, As you probably know, Turtle Bay Resort is in the middle of a coastal wetland habitat which is home to many threatened and endangered animals and plants. Last year Hawaiian geese (nene) began visiting. Nene have not seen in the wild on O'ahu since the time of Captain Cook! There are breeding populations of Hawaiian monk seals, green sea turtles, hawksbill turtles, Hawaiian gallinules, stilts, coots, ducks, bats, owls, ohai (sesbania-tomentosa) and others. Two rare species of endemic bee (on the candidate list for ESA) are found here. Turtle Bay is the winter home of many migratory birds (bristle thighed curlews, dowitchers, golden plovers, sanderlings, various ducks and geese ). There are other birds, fish, invertebrates and plants that are endemic (found only in Hawaii). The JCNWR, next door has documented over 120 species of birds! Last year The Resort and the State of Hawaii agreed to place 660 acres of land into a conservation easement (CE) so that no further development could ever take place on those 660 acres. Being a complicated transaction, it needs more time and so the "deal" is going through the Hawaii Legislature (again) to have the timeline amended. We need your help in making sure that this historic agreement becomes a reality. Mahalo.