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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Proposed Lanai Wind Farm Site named among State’s Most Endangered Historic Places
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 8090 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Energy, Environment

News Release from Historic Hawaii Foundation 11-14-11

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has announced five additions to the list of the Most Endangered Historic Places in Hawai‘i. The annual list is compiled by HHF in cooperation with the State Historic Preservation Division and HONOLULU magazine. The 2011 additions are published in HONOLULU’s November issue.

“The list is a call to action, but it’s also a way to appreciate the hidden treasures of our built environment,” writes reporter Victoria Wiseman.

The 2011 Most Endangered Historic Places are:

Download the entire article here (PDF).

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Maui News: Proposed wind farm site named ‘endangered historic’ area

The site of a massive proposed wind farm in West Lanai where hundreds of archaeological and cultural sites have been identified has been named one of the state's "most endangered historic places" for 2011 by the Historic Hawaii Foundation.

Advocates for historic preservation said the 20,000-acre Ka'a ahupua'a is significant in Native Hawaiian cultural practices, stories and history. Community members were concerned that Castle & Cooke's proposal to develop a 170-turbine wind farm in the area could disrupt the "cultural landscape" and change the experience of being in the area, said Historic Hawaii Foundation Executive Director Kiersten Faulkner….

Lanai Culture and Heritage Center Executive Director Kepa Maly said Ka'a was "storied."

"It is host to an unknown number of traditional cultural sites," he said….

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