‘Managed retreat’ may be beach erosion option

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

Workers from Earthworks Pacific use heavy equipment to move sandbags into place in March of 2021 at the parking lot located at the foot of the Mayor Bryan Baptiste Bridge at junction of Kuhio Highway and Kuamo‘o Road in Wailua.

KAPA‘A — The County of Kaua‘i Planning Department met with community members on Wednesday evening to discuss the island’s future as it grapples with a series of existential threats due to increasingly severe climate change impacts.