Construction of Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center
Project Description: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $4.9 million contract to Bodell Construction, Inc., under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The ARRA funding will finance the construction of a new 7,500-square foot building to be used as a visitor center and refuge office for the Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. The building replaces a small trailer and will feature an exhibit hall, a multi-purpose room, a reception area and a lobby/bookstore. The construction project is expected to employ approximately 20 full-time workers, though as many as 35 workers may be on site at any given time.
Where: Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge is located along the Kīhei coast of the island of Maui.
What’s Happening: The Keālia Pond NWR headquarters/visitor center project is completed.
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Read More: News Releases, FONSI, Environmental Assessment
Maui National Wildlife Refuge Complex Headquarters and Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center Celebrate Grand Opening - News Release (February 23, 2012)
Senator Inouye, Mayor Tavares Break Ground for New Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center - News Release (Apr. 7, 2010)
FONSI and Environmental Assessment - Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters/Visitors Center Building (Mar. 11, 2010)
Bids Solicited for Keālia Pond Headquarters/Visitor Center Construction - News Release (Feb. 8, 2010)
Comments Sought on Environmental Assessment - Keālia Pond NWR Headquarters/Visitor Center Building - News Release (Jan. 13, 2010)
Kealia Pond Project - Link to National Recovery site