There are about 80 people packed into the large room of the Pahoa Community Center for the mayor-hosted mangrove meeting.
The meeting is to detail the eradication of mangrove at Wai Opae, Pohoiki, and Onekahakaha Beach Park.
The mayor is not at the meeting yet, but, according to Hunter Bishop, executive assistant to the mayor, making his way here from Kona.
At the moment, representatives of Malama O Puna are detailing the eradication of the invasive mangrove, which first came to Molokai in 1902.
We have yet to hear from Sydney Ross Singer, a community member who opposes the eradication and who has waged a lawsuit to try to halt the endeavor.
The project has stopped due to litigation.
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