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March 18, 2011: The State of Hawai’i, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks announced the addition of 17 shoreline acres to Lapakahi State Historical Park in North Kohala on the Island of Hawai’i, located in an area traditionally known as Nu’uanu. The acquisition was assisted by a diverse public-private partnership of Kohala community organizations, the Trust for Public Land, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the State Office of Planning’s Coastal Zone Management Program, and the State Legacy Land Conservation Program. The purchase protects dozens of significant precontact Hawaiian cultural sites associated with the cultural and archaeological complex within Lapakahi State Historical Park, and protects and provides access to the adjacent Lapakahi Marine Life Conservation District, which serves as habitat for over 116 marine species. Read more at the Trust for Public Land website.