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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Statement from DLNR regarding understanding with Mauna Kea protestors

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

The Dept. of Land and Natural Resources reached an understanding with protesters on Mauna Kea to remove a large tent across from the Mauna Kea Visitors Center.  Yesterday officers from the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) posted the tent as an illegal structure.  Today in discussions with DLNR leadership, a protest leader agreed to remove the tent and to “lighten their presence” on the mountain.  DOCARE officers will continue to monitor for the removal of illegal structures on the mountain.

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