Please don't bury the Lower Hamakua Ditch! First we need a deliberative conversation about the future of the Ditch.
The State currently wants to set pipes (sewer type pipes - not pressurized pipes) into the Lower Hamakua Ditch - leaving open only the areas before and after each tunnel. I have been helping folks who are concerned about this plan and who seek to have a more deliberative discussion about the Ditch and its future - one that provides for meaningful involvement of interested community members. A presentation to the County Council was organized by members of the Hamakua community -- in which I participated.
HERE IS RECENT NEWS ARTICLE ABOUT THE DITCH:
Tribune-Herald, "Group aims to stop Hamakua Ditch project"
^A melodious thrush and some other residents from Waimea