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Hawaii County acquires Ooma

Updated: 
January 3, 2014 - 3:15pm

Hawaii County has acquired a large tract of land at Ooma in North Kona as part of its Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Preservation program.

The county on Dec. 31 closed the $6.2 million purchase of the 217-acre shoreline parcel situated between the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.

Since 2008, the county has purchased 1,247 acres to preserve shorelines and open space.

Check the Saturday edition of West Hawaii Today for full details.