The Surfrider Fondation released this to the press yesterday to keep their spirit of resistance alive. From my point of view the Superferry has benefits and significant risks. We have not heard much about the Environmental Impact Study that the Supreme Court mandated before the SuperFerry resumes service. The SuperFerry is operating successfully between Oahu and Maui and with rising airfares, business is growing and more people are traveling on the ferry. On Kauai, the groups opposed to the Superferry remain more vocal in the community and continue to champion their cause.
The press release info is listed below:
SURFRIDER FOUNDATION CELEBRATES ONE YEAR OF NO KAUA'I SUPERFERRY!
WHO: Surfrider Foundation, a national and international coastal environmental group,
WHAT: an informal family picnic get-together at Nawiliwili Park and Kalapaki Beach. Pot luck, bring your music instruments. Bring your surfboards and canoes for a symbolic paddle out at Kalapaki Beach to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Superferry's entrance to Nawiliwili. We will paddle just past the surf zone, but will not enter the harbor. All laws will be observed.
WHERE: Nawiliwili Park. Paddle-Out at Kalapaki Beach.
WHEN: This Sunday August 24. Informal get together starts at 1 PM. Paddle-out starts at 2 PM. Noon - 6 PM is an informal pot-luck gathering of residents.
WHY: One year ago, a thousand people met at the park to give a strong message that our island does not want the superferry. We will be having family picnics at the park to renew our energy and strength and prepare for any future attempts by the superferry to return.
CONTACT: Gordon LaBedz, Surfrider Foundation, Kaua'i chair 808-337-9977
Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: firstname.lastname@example.org