Great news, though I must admit I'm about three weeks late on it. The State of Hawaii and the City of Honolulu have finally agreed to share responsibility on the restoration and management of Kawai Nui Marsh in Kailua. I may be late to tell you the news, but since it took 17-years to get this decision made, I hope I can be forgiven.
How can two government entities take 17-years to make a decision? How can a threatened parcel of wetlands, an ancient fishpond that is home to endangered birds and cultural sites, be left on the side of the road for so long? After the floods of 1988, the marsh's levee was raised, but a transfer of control never took place. Many, many people from the community have stuck with this project, waiting patiently, obviously, which you have to be if you're gonna wait 17 years!