Pesticide poisoning paradise
Aloha, Why are we pussyfooting around with these poison factories? Do tourists want to come to a pesticide island? Our reefs are diminishing partly due to pesticides going into the ocean. Scientific evidence has shown that restricted use pesticides ( Round Up) being one causes of cancer. Are we keeping our eyes and ears open to what can kill us? Pesticides rank right up there. The Tax paying people on the Westside are getting the poison end of the stick. Not one political figure has helped them. That’s a crime right there.
Come on Kawakami, Hmmm, The Department of Hawaiian Agriculture, I am sure they are not in the pockets of these billion dollar pesticide companies, Right! Just now they are working to slightly change the pesticide companies practices. Report buffer zones. Thank You for letting us know when we are going to be poisoned. It comes down to common sense. Poisoning our Paradise is not ok! Lets stand together and put a stop to this.
Linda Bothe, Kalaheo
Thank you for help rebuilding home
I am writing is letter to give thanks and appreciation to all the many people involved in the rebuilding, repairing, reshaping the new creations of our beloved pathway home.
The beautiful stone work of the new walls, both on the roadside and covering the cement walls rising from the ocean. The French drains created with stone lining our newly paved road.
Thank you to the engineers who designed and selected the bronze colored, curving metal guard rails, creating a feeling of lyrical grace, framing the beauty of our teal blue sea.
Thank you for acknowledging the overdue and much needed attention to all the areas, old and new, by repairing and correcting them.
Watching the workers, many times I held my breath, witnessing the courage and steadfastness of the skilled worker, reshaping the mountainside, creating new lanes in mid air, working in what seemed like very dangerous areas.
Thank you to our people guarding the entrance to our damaged road. The guys dealing w/permits, relentless numbers of people trying to gain access, verbal challenges and impatience, for over a year, with a smile and a shaka.
Thank you to my community, all of us quietly lining up to come and go — be lead in and out, really seemed to me peaceful moments. It was difficult at times. I think most of us have a little PTSD, but here we are, facing a new reality.
If I haven’t thanked and acknowledged you, know I haven’t forgotten you.
It is said, “Pain is the touchstone of spiritual growth.”
I’m grateful for the opportunity to realize that it’s true.
Karen Lovatto, Wainiha