Cultural Preservation Committee
The objective of the Cultural Preservation Committee is to follow through on the recommendations made by Paul Rosendahl, PhD in 1985 and reflected in the HPP Master Plan as early as 1997. The Master Plan has been adopted into the Hawaii County General Plan. Key words: 31 acres, archaeological significance, ethno-botanical park.
The goals of the Cultural Preservation Committee are to:
1) prepare an inventory of the archaeological features present with written descriptions, GPS points, maps, and photographs (archaeological survey recordation);
2) garner a basic understanding of the form and function variation represented by the identified features;
3) determine how best to preserve and protect the site and all features/remains for further study;
4) sketch plans to use the archaeological resources for public education and recreation.
We do expect this process to develop into a community stewardship initiative because of the site’s value in understanding pre-contact lifeway’s and culture.
Those individuals involved in the committee as members include myself, Brian Ogawa, Kathy Hollingsworth, Lanell Dillard, and Tristan Rice. Other interested parties have attended meetings, but have no vote on actions made by the Committee.
Our mission statement reads:
TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE PREVIOUSLY RECORDED ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES ZONED HPPOA FROM FURTHER DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT MEMBERSHIP APPROVAL AND TO PERPETUATE CULTURAL AWARENESS AND EDUCATION OF HAWAII’S CULTURE