Whatever Happened To … The Ha‘ena Sandbag Revetment?

posted in: October 2017 | 0

In short, it’s still there, blanketed in naupaka, just as the abutting landowners want it to be. Efforts to clean up the legal morass surrounding its existence are in limbo.

In August 2015, Environment Hawai‘i published a cover story on the apparent lack of state and county enforcement regarding what was supposed to have been a temporary, emergency sandbag revetment installed at Ha‘ena, Kaua‘i, two decades ago. The revetment had been put in place after large ocean swells ripped . . .

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