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DLNR NEWS RELEASE: ‘Iao Valley State Monument to Reopen Jan. 23

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

Park improvements completed

KAHULUI – ‘Iao Valley State Monument on Maui will reopen at 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, following completion of various park improvements, including closures of the two large capacity cesspools in the park that were mandated via a consent agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The park was temporarily closed for two weeks, from January 11- 22, while the Division of State Parks decommissioned two large-capacity cesspools as required by the EPA, and made additional repairs and renovation to the parking lot paving and improvements to the park water system.  A trailer restroom facility is now onsite to meet the sanitation needs of park users.

For more information on ‘Iao Valley State Monument and its Ethnobotanical Loop trail, go to

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Media Contact:
Deborah Ward
DLNR Public information specialist
Phone: (808) 5870320