Nearly 20 Years After ‘Emergency,’ Sandbags Are Still in Place at Ha`ena

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The owners of five beachfront lots in scenic Ha`ena, Kaua`i, have had it easy for too long at the expense of the public and the environment, and it’s time government agencies ordered the removal of the 400-foot-long emergency sandbag revetment installed nearly 20 years ago to protect their properties. That’s according to longtime area residents Caren Diamond and Chipper Wichman, who wrote the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands on April 12, asking the state agency to take action.

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