DLNR uproots ‘kanaka garden’; issues citations to activists’ leader

  • HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES VIDEO
  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Division of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officers talk to a woman Thursday near the statue of Kamehameha the Great in the Wailoa River State Recreation Area.

  • KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald An activist walks through the uprooted kanaka garden in Wailoa River State Recreation Area in Hilo on Thursday.

  • JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald Activist Gene Kaneshiro near the statue of Kamehameha the Great in Hilo Thursday, a pair of citations from the Department of Land and Natural Resources in his right hand.

State Division of Land and Resource Enforcement officers uprooted the ‘kanaka garden’ at Wailoa River State Recreation Area early this morning, leaving temporary divots where taro and banana plants had been planted by activists.