Jessica Else, Environmental Journalist, on Stream Restoration Hawaiian Style
Coastal and watershed management, Hawaiian style
On this show, we take a trip to the island of Kauai to talk with Jessica Else, the environmental reporter for The Garden Island Newspaper (established 1901), and learn about the trending news stories in paradise. In particular, we discuss the Waipa Stream Restoration Project. This community project is restoring the Waipa Stream to a management condition similar to how ancient Hawaiians traditionally managed streams to provide sustainable drinking water, irrigation, and fishery habitat. We also talk about how the County of Kauai is preparing for sea level rise and "over-tourism".