Most visitors to Hanalei Bay Resort and the St. Regis Princeville Resort just see a marsh behind Puu Poa Beach. Actually, this marshy area is an ancient fishpond dating back 600 years. A developer is proposing returning the fishpond to its former glory, but a coalition of community activists (Save Hanalei River Ridge) is pushing against the development. Remnants of a stone wall used to trap the fish from the ocean can still be seen directly behind Puu Poa Beach. Great views of the former fishpond can be seen from the site of the old Hanalei Plantation.
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