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Letter for Sunday, June 6, 2021

Return Nawiliwili to its former glory

Paddlers, surfers and swimmers inside the Nawiliwili breakwater see that:

1) There is still no warning sign at the constantly, dangerously, fecal-polluted mouth of the the stream where children play. A thigh-high warning sign is hidden in the tall grass near the bridge where no one ever goes in the water. You can see this sign about once a year when the grass gets cut;

2) Since tour ships stopped chewing up the bottom 15 months ago, the water in the outer harbor is much clearer, and there is seaweed growing on the bottom again, which has attracted more turtles, fish, etc.;

3) Near the middle of the beach, plastic waste accummulates daily around where the rubbish bin was removed by the previous owners of the hotel and has not been replaced by the new hotel owners.

Thirty years ago there was plenty of live coral in the bay. It could come back if we stop the sources of brownwater runoff and human waste that pollute the bay every time it rains.

Mimi George, Anahola
Source: The Garden Island

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