Waikane Valley Restoration Advisory Board Meeting

Waikane valley was used by the military for live fire training during WWII until the 1970s.   According to the lease, the military was supposed to clean up the unexploded ordnance and return the land in its original condition when they left.  Instead, the Marine Corps condemned the land from the Kamaka Family.  After many years of resistance from Raymond Kamaka and protest in 2003 when the Marine Corps proposed to conduct jungle warfare training in Waikane, the Marine Corps scrapped its plans and began the closure and clean up of Waikane.  The Restoration Advisory Board is part of the process of planning, implementing and evaluating the clean up.   The next Waikane Valley Restoration Advisory Board Meeting will be on September 23.   The meetings are open to the public.  We need to keep the pressure on for a thorough clean up of the valley and the return of the land to the community to perpetuate traditional Hawaiian practices.  See the agenda below.



Waikane Valley Restoration Advisory Board Meeting
Waiahole Elementary School
September 23, 2009
7:00pm to 9:00pm

I. Welcome and Introductions (10 min)
Major David Hudock
Marine Corps RAB Co-Chair / Environmental Department Director
Marine Corps Base Hawaii

David Henkin
Waikane RAB Community Co-Chair
II. April 2009 Meeting Action Items (10 min)
• Enter April 2009 meeting minutes into record
III. Waikane Valley Site Inspection Report and Remedial Investigation (RI) (30 min)
Lance Higa
Munitions Response Program
NAVFAC Pacific

IV. Available RI Detection Technology and Limitations (25 min)
Bob Nore
Program Manager
USA Environmental
V. Waikane Valley RI and Cultural Resources (25 min)
June Cleghorn
Senior Cultural Resources Manager
Marine Corps Base Hawaii
VI. Open Discussion – Adjourn at 9:00
• Next RAB meeting

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