KÄ«lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge closed for the final phase of lighthouse restoration
The KÄ«lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will be closed for the third and final phase of the KÄ«lauea Lighthouse restoration. The historic 1913 lighthouse is a world renowned landmark and the crown jewel of KÄ«lauea. The third and final phase of the restoration efforts will include repairs to the second order Fresnel lens and the inclusion of additional safety measures.
For the safety of visitors and wildlife, the refuge will be closed during the restoration efforts, from March 31 through April 7, 2013. The refuge will re-open at 10:00 a.m on Monday, April 8, 2013.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, along with the KÄ«lauea Point Natural History Association, is pleased to begin the final phase of the Kilauea Lighthouse Restoration, which began in 2011. âWe are grateful to everyone who has been involved with the project thus far. This yearâs Lighthouse Day will be a momentous event for Kauaâi as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the grand and historic KÄ«lauea Light Station,â said Shannon Smith, USFWS Project Leader, Kauaâi National Wildlife Refuge Complex. âThe community has been waiting patiently and we are proud to announce the final efforts to restore the KÄ«lauea Lighthouse as a beacon for generations to come.â
The KÄ«lauea Point National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting Lighthouse Day on May 4, 2013. It is one of many anniversary celebration events being held May 1-5, in collaboration with the KÄ«lauea Point Natural History Association and the community of KÄ«lauea. More details will be posted closer to event dates and can be found at www.kilaueapoint.org or www.facebook.com/kilauealighthouse.