The Maui News - Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. has created new ways for Maui residents and visitors to be made aware of impending sugar cane burnings. Www.hcsugar.com now features a Google map with dates and times of scheduled burns. They have also made text notifications available through texting the word "sugar" to 888777. Residents can also sign up for email notifications through the Website.
"Farming is a challenging business, and we are trying hard to reduce the impact of noise, dust and smoke, all of which are invariably part of the farming process," said HC&S General Manager Rick Volner Jr. in written letter sent to Maui residents. The letter was sent to Upcountry, South and Central Maui.
To listen to a recorded message detailing dates, times and locations of upcoming burns, call 877-6963.