ANAHOLA — Unpermitted campers and unauthorized structures on state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands properties in Anahola were cleared out Wednesday.
DHHL, in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation, Gov. David Ige’s State Homeless Coordinator and Homeless Support Services on Kauai conducted the sweep.
DHHL notices to vacate the premises were issued on Monday.
The areas include portions of Aliomanu Road where the roadway erodes into the ocean, Kealia Road/Kuhio Highway, and Anahola Beach Park, as well as an area across the street from the beach park.
“The department takes the decision to remove unauthorized individuals off of DHHL lands as a serious-but-necessary effort,” said Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair William J. Aila Jr. “The department thanks the collaborative effort of the department and other agencies involved in ensuring safety and transitional efforts for the individuals impacted by the removal.”