Students give their vision for Kaho'olawe

Published On: Nov 25 2013 11:13:54 AM HST

A Kaho'olawe for future generations -- that's the goal of a commission charting a plan for the island.

As part of its focus group research, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission enlisted the help of students from the University Laboratory School.  Many have visited the island have a vision of its potential.

"I would like to see a lot more people be able to go over there," said Khaliah Kahoonao.  "When I went, I was able to create a lot of memories with my friends."

"These kids are going to be the one in charge of the island.  We want to make sure they have a say on what Kaho'olawe is going to be because they are going to have to take charge on what comes out of these planning sessions and what direction we move for the island," said KIRC Executive Director Michael Nahoopii.

The military used Kaho'olawe as a bombing range until 1994.  The state wants to have a plan mapped for the island by 2026.

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