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Land trust aims to protect South Kona fishing village land

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust is working with a landowner to protect a mostly intact fishing village in South Kona that was likely abandoned in the late 1800s.

West Hawaii Today reports the village in the Alae area is among several lots owned by the Foti family that are up for sale.

The acquisitions specialist and director for the trust's Hawaii Island division says the organization is working with the family to secure an easement or preserve on about 25 acres.

Janet Britt says the landowner wants to protect the land forever.

The village has numerous terraces that once served as home platforms. A heiau borders the northern edge and a flattened agricultural area.

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