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The Napili Bay and Beach Foundation hopes to complete the beach access project this year.

NAPILI — The Napili Bay and Beach Foundation announced last week that Hawaii Governor David Ige released the $75,000 capital improvement project grant awarded to the foundation in 2019.

Additionally, the Maui County Mayor’s Office awarded the NBBF $49,000 to cover the cost of all demolition.

With these grants, the 2021 Beach Access Project will remove all old concrete structures and build new Trex composite stairs to Napili Bay Beach.

“The DLNR (Department of Land and Natural Resources) is currently collating the permits and hopes to forward them to the BLNR (Board of Land and Natural Resources) for a meeting in July and approval to start construction in late August,” the foundation noted in an email last week.

NBBF also has two Maui County grant applications, totaling approximately $81,000, in final review. This additional funding would allow NBBF to complete the new stairs, build a new public shower with a rain garden drainage system, and replace the path to the stairs with Trex composite decking to keep foot traffic from pounding/ further erode the fragile part of the promontory.

“If these grants are not granted, we will need to collect this money as soon as possible with the aim of completing the entire Beach Access project this year. We hope to know the outcome of our pending applications by the end of June,” writes the foundation.

The NBBF thanked everyone who participated in its spring auction. The band raised $4,000 for the Beach Restoration Fund.

NBBF concluded, “We appreciate your continued support and look forward to your return to beautiful Napili Bay!”


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