Save Kaneohe Conservation Land from Graveyard Expansion

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Hawaiian Memorial is asking the Land Use Commission to allow graveyard expansion onto conservation land. This land should be protected as conservation land because:

- We need to protect the Oneawa hillsides from cutting of the hills (up to 100 feet) and filling of the valley for cemetery space.
- The current forest on the Conservation Land is needed to help combat the climate crisis
- It's the home of the endangered Hawaiian Blackline Damselfly (less than 1000 in the world). The Conservation land should be kept to ensure survival of the species
- It's a lush green backdrop to all of Kaneohe
- Other cemeteries (including Valley of the Temples) have enough capacity to service Hawaii
- The State Land Use Commission has previously ruled 10 years ago that this land should remain conservation. 
- Planned retention ponds are only designed for a one-hour, 4.5 inch rain event.   With climate change, these ponds are undersized, and have the potential to flood the residential neighborhood below. 
- Need to protect and preserve the historic Kawa'ewa'e Heiau complex

Please sign our petition to let the Land Use Commission know we want to keep the land as conservation.

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