Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Grant Kaye
Keahiakawelo is an area on my home island of Lana`i, Hawai` that is rugged, beautiful, and remote. Oftentimes, the only sound out there in what visitors call the "Garden of the Gods" is the rushing of the wind through the last few remaining plants in the native dryland forest. The owner of the island wants to turn this area into an industrial wind power plant that would send electricity to the air conditioners and lights of Waikiki, with more than 150 400' tall turbines. If he succeeds, this special place may be gone from our 'aina (land) forever.
Location: Keahiakawelo (Garden of the Gods), Lana`i, Hawai`i