Step up to the Bay
As the Resort itself points out, Turtle Bay is a unique gathering place where ocean recreation enthusiasts, residents of the North Shore, visitors to Oahu and resort guests can all share the experiences of being in one of the world’s last great places. Therefore, many hope the landowner will join the community in strong support of SB 894 (“Turtle Bay,” Feb. 20).
Together, we can permanently protect unimproved natural lands, including Kawela Bay and Kahuku Point, which surround the resort. SB 894 builds on this vision by establishing an innovative public investment in our natural resources and the visitor industry.
SB 894 is essential so that other interested conservation partners will see that the State is willing to work cooperatively with the landowner toward the protection of this wonder of the world (please note, the State’s power to use eminent domain to protect the undeveloped land at Turtle Bay has been in place, not deployed, since 2008).
Let’s build on Turtle Bay’s existing commitment to land conservation and take the bold steps that will bring the additional federal, county and private resources to the table so that the resort’s Conservation Partnership Alternative can be achieved.
This will strengthen the existing resort, improve the visitors’ experiences and improve the quality of life for Oahu residents. The North Shore is one of the world’s most desirable destinations–SB 894 will help that remain true forever.
“SB894 Protects Awesome Places” via [HonoluluWeekly.com]