In December, in addition to the phased approach to buoy installation, DLNR Chairperson William Aila suggested formation of a working group to draft an amendment that the Department can support. It will likely be led by DOCARE Chief Randy Awo, and include representatives from each of the activities that utilize the park. The draft HAR 13-256-130 amendment submitted by the MBA Swim Zone Committee will be the starting point. No meeting dates have been set, but the department did indicate a desire to change the rules as soon as possible. The community is pleased and grateful that the Department wishes to work with the user groups to amend the rules to better reflect acceptable uses.
Thank you so much to everyone who has gotten involved so far. Local efforts have been crucial to helping state and local officials understand the disruption that hasty enforcement could have brought. Expressions of concern from all over the world have also made it clear to them how important Kanaha is, not only to local park users, but also to the worldwide windsport community.
We appreciate your ongoing support, in the form of constructive participation in the working group and amendment process, observing existing rules, especially regarding the safety of others, and respecting all users and the amazing resources we are privileged to enjoy.