Petitioning The Honolulu Board of Water Supply

Save the unique and historic Ha'ikū Stairs (Stairway to Heaven) from destruction.


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The Ha'ikū Stairs were part of a pioneering communications network built during the Second World War. They were repaired in 2002 at a cost to the city of $950,000 but have remained closed ever since. Despite this, the stairs remain legendary to hikers and climbing enthusiasts from all over the world, offering panoramic views of Oahu and a valuable opportunity to study Hawaiian history, culture, as well as native plant and animal life. The Honolulu Board of Water Supply (BWS) owns the land under the stairs and is about to initiate steps to remove this eligible historic structure protected by law. Please sign this petition (using your signature and physical address for maximum impact) to show you support saving the Ha'ikū Stairs. Together, let's urge the Board of Water supply to work with stakeholders for a managed access plan that would mitigate any further costs to the city, solve illegal hiking problems, and save this world famous and unique piece of history for future generations.

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