Rep. Hirono Introduces Bill to Create New National Park on Maui

(KHNL) - Representative Mazie Hirono introduced a bill Friday to create a new national park along the northern coast of Maui.

"The citizens of Maui strongly support preservation of this coast, which provides important open space and public beach areas," said Rep. Hirono.  She added, "The beautiful coastline is under significant development pressure.  Its closeness to major population centers and its popularity with both visitors and residents makes protecting access a major concern."

Rep. Hirono said thousands of messages in support of creating a national park have been sent to Washington by residents of Maui.