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a community voice

for Kauai's eastside


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WKNA generally meets monthly at the Kapa`a Library from 2-4 PM, usually on the 4th Saturday.

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WKNA in 2017

we're talking about our future

featured speakers: past and future 

19-Aug-17 Doug Haigh, County Building Division Chief
The Waipouli Connection of the Multi-use Path
25-Feb-17 Sheri Mann, State Dept. of Forestry and Wildlife, Kauai Branch
Wailua's Forest Reserve: Setting Priorities
28-Jan-17 Kaaina Hull, Deputy Planning Director, County of Kauai
Increasng Rental Housing Islandwide
30-Jul -16 Marie Williams, Long-Range Planner, County of Kaua‘i
EAST KAUAI’S FUTURE: The General Plan Update & What’s at Stake
26-Mar -16 Anna Broverman, Architectural Historian, Hawaii Historic Preservation Division
Surveying Historic Kapaa Architecture
20-Feb -16 Victoria Wichman, Archaeologist, Hawaii State Parks
Kaua'i State Parks: Preserving History and Heritage
12-Dec -15 Mayor Bernard Carvalho, Jr.
Eastside Matters: Talking with Mayor Carvalho
25-Jul -15 Dr. Christian Vlautin
Kaua’i Nene Habitat Conservation Plan
27-Jun -15 Joseph Figaroa, Hotel Manager
Hotel Coral Reef – History and Change
25-Apr-15 Mayor's Staff - Nadine Nakamura, Ken Shimonishi and Sally Motta
County of Kaua`i Financial Overview
28-Mar-15 Raymond McCormick , Kaua‘i District Engineer, State Department of Transportation
Traffic Solutions for Kapa‘a  
28-Feb-15 Mary Jane Naone, State Historic Preservation Division lead Archaeologist for Kaua'i
Historic Preservation: Hawai`i’s Perspective 
24-Jan-15 Juan Wilson
From Mokupuni to Ahupuaa
27-Dec-14 Greg Allen, Jr
Kapa‘a Housing on the Horizon – HoKua Place
29-Nov-14 Tyler Green, Managing Partner, Coco Palms Hotel
Rebuilding Coco Palms Hotel
22-Feb-14 Kamealoha Hanohano-Smith, director of Ke Kaiāulu O Anahola
Traditional Knowledge Marine Education (Also W-KNA election)
25-Jan-14 Meet the KIUC Board Election Candidates Forum
  Be informed for the March 8, 2014 election
28-Dec-13 Mason K. Chock, Sr., Kaua'i County's newest council member
Talk Story with Councilmember Mason Chock
26-Oct-13 Heather Phelps, Executive Director

Healing Horses Kaua’i
27-July-13 Avery Youn, Project Representative

Proposed Waipouli CVS/Long’s Store
25-May-13 Justin Kollar, Kauai County Prosecuting Attorney

Pursuing Justice
23-Mar-13 Jennifer Luck, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Coco Palms: What's Next?
23-Feb-13 Phyllis Kunimura, Educator & Author

Anti-Bullying: A Bottom-Up Approach
26-Jan-13 Jerry Ornellas, President, Kaua`i County Farm Bureau

Moving Kaua`i Towards Food Self-Sufficiency
20-Dec-12 Derek Kawakami, State Rep, District

Talking with Rep. Kawakami
24-Nov-12 Raymond McCormick, Kaua‘i District Engineer, State Department of Transportation, Highways Division

East Kaua'i Highway Projects Update
25-Aug-12 Mayor Bernard Carvalho

Eastside Matters
26-May-12 Mayor Bernard Carvalho

(Cancelled)
28-Apr-12 Gary Hooser, Director, OEQC

Talk Story
24-Mar-12 Doug Haigh, County Building Division
  Moving Right Along – The Lydgate to Kapaa Multimodal Path
25-Feb-12 KIUC Board Election, Candidates Forum
  Rock the Vote!
28-Jan-12 Vern Kauanui, Kumu Hula
  Stories From The Heart
26-Nov-11 Kamahalo Kauhane, Executive Director of Restore Kaua‘i and pre-historian Erik Burton
  Mapping Kapaa's Ancient History
22-Oct-11 Greg Allen
  Kapaa Highlands: Housing on the Horizon
27-Aug-11 Dr. Hal HammattPresident, Cultural Surveys Hawai`i
  Learning From Wailua
23-Jul-11 Margaret Sueoka
  Facts about Ferals-Kauai’s Homeless Cats
25-Jun-11 Adam Asquith and David Bissell, Taro Farmer and KIUC CEO  
  Hydropower: Navigating the Crossroads
28-May-11 Jimmy Trujillo and Caren Diamond Beekeeper and Organic Gardener  
  Pesticides and Pollinators Don’t Mix
23-Apr-11 Jerry Ornellas East Kaua`i Water Users' Cooperative  
  The State of East Kaua‘i’s Agricultural Water Supply
26-Mar-11 Paramacharya Palaniswami & Sannyasin Yoginathaswami, Saiva Siddhanta Church  
  Kaua‘i’s Hindu Temple: Our Sustainable Neighbors
26-Feb-11 Tiffani Keanini, Kaua`i Invasive Species Committee  
  Invasive Species Early Detection
22-Jan-11 Erik Burton, Local Historian  
  Ancient Kaua`i Mapping Project: The Wailua Ahupua1a
25-Sep-10 Jean Souza, Manager, Whale Sanctuary, NOAA  
  Future Plans for the Humpback Whale Sanctuary
28-Aug-10 David Craddick, Manager, Dept. of Water  
  Kauai’s Drinking Water: From Source to Table
24-Jul-10 Ken Stokes, The Kauaian Institute  
  Kauai's Sustainability Agenda: Four Investments
26-Jun-10 DOFAW Staff  
  Kaua`i Seabirds: Facts and Impacts
24-May-10 Tim Bynum, Councilmember  
  Smart Growth - Good or Bad for Kaua`i?
24-Apr-10 Lt. Mike Contrades, KPD  
  Cops & Kids Together: KPAL's Youth Center in Kapa`a 
27-Feb-10 Andy Bushnell, Historian  
  Kapa`a: An Historical Perspective 
23-Jan-10 Dr. Becky Rhoades, The Kaua`i Humane Society  
  Aloha for Animals 
24-Oct-09 Ray McCormack, HI DOT 
  Relief Down The Road: East Kaua`i Traffic Solutions  
26-Sep-09 Ken Stokes, The Kauaian Institute 
  The Sustainability Challenge  
24-Aug-09 Dr. Karl Kim, UH Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning 
  Identifying Important Agricultural Lands on Kaua`i  
25-July-09 Walt Barnes, former KIUC Director

Saving Energy-Saving Energy Dollars
27-June-09 Jim O'Connell, UH Sea Grant

Protecting Kauai's Beaches
23-May-09 John Harder, UH Sea Grant

Zero Waste Kauai
25-Apr-09 Wade Lord, CB Richard Ellis, Property Manager

Business As Usual on the Eastside?
28-Mar-09 Don Heacock, DLNR, Aquatic Resources

Know Your Watershed
28-Feb-09 Puna Dawson, Kumu Hula

Sacred Wailua - Past & Present
24-Jan-09 Janine Rapozo, Kaua`i Bus Executive

Ridng the Bus on the Eastside
27-Dec-08 No Meeting Scheduled


22-Nov-08 Maureen Murphy, Aborist

Kaua`i's Exceptional Trees
25-Oct-08 Gregory Dunn, Hawai`i Nature Center

Wailua's New Environmental and Recreation Center
27-Sep-08 Andy Bushnell, Historian   

Kapa`a: An Historical Perspective
21-Aug-08 KPD Chief Darryl Perry

East Kaua`i: Is it as Safe as We Think?
26-Jul-08 Steve Kyono

Let’s Get Moving: A Look at East Kaua`i Traffic Solutions
28-Jun-08 Discussion

The East Kaua`i Development Plan Update
24-May-08 Pat Griffin

Saving `Opaeka`a and Puuopae Bridges: Does History Matter?
26-Apr-08 Glenn Hontz

Food Security: Can Kauai be Self Sufficient?
22-Mar-08 KipuKai Kuali`i

Wailua Hawaiian Homestead Development Project
23-Feb-08 Randy Wichman

Before Coco Palms: An Historic Perspective
26-Jan-08 Jerry Ornellas

Ditches and Dams: Who’s Protecting Our Water Resources?
24-Nov-07 Councilman Tim Bynum

Looking at Zoning Past and Future
27-Oct-07 Adam Asquith

Sustainable Agriculture: The Real Dirt
29-Sep-07 Ken Stokes, Green Economist

Sustainability on Kauai
28-Jul-07 Senator Gary Hooser

Advocacy 101
23-Jun-07 Richard Parks

Traffic Safety in Hanalei
26-May-07 Jimmy Trujillo, SWAC Member

Solid Waste Impact on Kaua`i 
28-Apr-07 Thomas Kaiakapu, DLNR Wildlife Biologist

The Growing Pig Population on Nounou
































































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