Point of Beginning

A bird's eye view on land preservation

June 1, 2009

By Anne E. O'Malley
Kaua'i People

Honoluluadvertiser.com: From the mountains to the ocean, from the windward to the leeward side, Kalaheo-born sky pilot and land surveyor Roger Caires has seen it all - seen it and is trying to save it. As the chairperson of the County of Kaua'i Public Access Open Space & Natural Resources Preservation Fund Commission - it's the Open Space Commission for short - he'd like you to get on board with preserving what's left, too.

The Open Space Commission's job is to collect input from residents and bring its recommendations to the County Council. In turn, the Council makes a selection using a fund created by the will of the people and fed by one half of one percent of the county's annual real property tax revenue.

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