Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: GOV. MSG. NO. 176



Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii


Your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment, to which was referred Governor's Message No. 176, submitting for study and consideration the nomination of:


Charles P.M.K. Burrows, Ed.D, for a term to expire June 30, 2004,

begs leave to report as follows:

Upon review of the testimony and statement submitted by the nominee, your Committee finds that Charles P.M.K. Burrows has the necessary character, experience, and qualifications to serve on the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission.

Testimony in support of this nomination was received from the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission.

Charles P.M.K. Burrows, Ed.D, is a former science teacher who recently retired after thirty-five years of committed service with the Kamehameha Schools. Throughout his tenure at his alma mater, he educated hundreds of Hawaiian children about the importance of protecting the natural resources of the islands, and he led the first access of Kamehameha students to Kaho`olawe in 1980. Dr. Burrows is president of Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, a native Hawaiian organization committed to environmental protection and natural resource preservation within a cultural context. Among his many projects is the rehabilitation of Kawai Nui Marsh on Oahu. Dr. Burrows brings both a scientific and a cultural perspective to the Commission during a period of transition and increasing restoration of the island.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment that is attached to this report, your Committee, after full consideration of the background, character, experience, and qualifications of the nominee, has found the nominee to be qualified for the position to which nominated and recommends that the Senate advise and consent to the nomination.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Water, Land, Energy and Environment,