- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A fishpond on the coastline of Lanai that is believed to be 800 years old is being restored this summer by children and adults.

The Maui News reports (http://bit.ly/1M9UTaf ) that the nonprofit Lanai Culture & Heritage Center began work to restore the Waiopae fish pond last month with the help from some 140 children and teens.

The restoration project is a public-private partnership between the nonprofit and landowner Pulama Lana’i.

The group hopes to restore the pond’s barrier by building a 2,000-foot long, crescent shaped wall that will be 500 feet from the shore at its farthest point.

The restoration project is the first program under a new bill that passed this year which simplified the permitting process for groups applying to restore and maintain Hawaiian fishponds.

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Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com

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