11 arrested in Kalalau Valley

NAPALI — Eleven people have been arrested for illegally camping in Kalalau Valley since Wednesday, according to the state’s Department of Land and Natural Resources Thursday.

The people were camping illegally in a closed area, according to the DLNR.

Officers from the state’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement and the State Sheriffs also confiscated an illegal crossbow, pulled up small marijuana plants and disbanded two illegal campsites in the valley.

This follows 17 arrests earlier this month and more than 200 citations and arrests over the past two years. DLNR and its divisions of State Parks and Conservation and Resources Enforcement continue to put high priority on restoring Hawaii’s largest and most remote state park to its true wilderness character by removing people who enter Kalalau illegally and without valid permits.

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