Help Save Mahaulepu Beach on Kauai
Funded by Internet billionaire Pierre Omidyar, an industrial dairy threatens to ruin the fragile ecosystem of Mahaulepu. The planned presence of up to 2,000 cows will pollute the land and sea, altering the area we love so much. With their plan to leave the cattle waste where it falls, the Waiopili stream that runs through the property as well as the planned irrigation and natural rainfall will carry waste to the ocean less than one mile downslope. Prevailing trade winds will carry the stench and biting flies into the Poipu tourist area less than two miles away, redefining and tarnishing the Kauai experience for those who come to enjoy the south shore. Mahaulepu is simply the wrong place for an industrial dairy.
We are a group of ordinary citizens united to resist this planned desecration of one of the loveliest areas of our unique island. It takes money to fight money, and your donations will go into the effort to keep Mahaulepu the way it is. The contributions of every one of you will go towards preserving the beauty of Mahaulepu for all who enjoy it. Everything you give counts towards helping our small group fight Hawaii Dairy Farm's well-funded effort. Your support helps ensure that residents and visitors to the south shore will continue to enjoy the abundant beauty that characterizes Mahaulepu today. Mahalo!
For more information, visit friendsofmahaulepu.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mahaulepu is also known for its historic and archeological significance - see cavereserve.org.
Groups Petition State to Protect Kauai’s Most Polluted Stream – Waiopili Stream average results from all the stream water samples tested, for more than a year, were 275 times higher than permitted State limits. (View Press Release PDF at http://goo.gl/Qgxoe2, Petition PDF at http://goo.gl/6dJtbV and Petition Exhibits PDF at http://goo.gl/7lGvYV)
FOM has just been made the beneficiary of a $50K challenge, promising to match $ for $ all donations up to $50K. The donor has chosen to remain anonymous. Please donate now at http://www.gofundme.com/mahaulepu to help us reach our goal!
You can view the June 3 Garden Island newspaper article about the lawsuit at http://goo.gl/OR57Cl