Louis Berger Summary of Activities and Accomplishments – Interpretive Plan Development

TASK 1: DEVELOP INTERPRETIVE PLAN FOR EWA FIELD BATTLEFIELD AREA

– Preparing first draft report for battlefield interpretive plan with trail route, information kiosks,

interpretive exhibits and information signage, etc. (assuming size and configuration of

battlefield preservation area under Option 5).

TASK 2: DEVELOP SCOPE OF WORK FOR ADDITIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEYS

– Initiated development of scope of work for archaeological surveys.

TASK 3: OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS

– Maintained outreach and engagement with stakeholders throughout month:

– Communicated/coordinated activities with AMVETS Hawaii officials during month

The National Park Service Awarding Officer has approved a grant modification of AmVets Hawaii project’s scope to replace collection and cataloguing of historical documentation with the development of an interpretive plan.

Point of Contact:

Donovan A. Lazarus

President & CEO

AmVets Hawaii Service Foundation Corp

Phone: 808.382.6835

Email: donovan@amvets-hawaii.org

On 17 August 2018, the National Park Service, American Battlefield Protection Program awarded us, AmVets Hawaii Service Foundation Corp the Ewa Phase 2 Grant:

  • Amount of Federal Funds Obligated: $63,000.00
  • Amount of Recipient Cost Share: $0.00
  • Total Amount of Award: $63,000.00
  • Period of Performance: Effective Date to 08/31/2020

Many individuals and organizations have devoted themselves to compiling information that has led to the creation of an historical account of the area once known as Ewa Field and later Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Ewa. As you may know, MCAS, Ewa has a rich and varied history, in large part as a military installation associated with the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Hawaii. Recognition of the association of the site with the battle, and the understanding of the background, context and the events before and after December 7, 1941, resulted in the listing of Ewa Plain Battlefield on the National Register of Historic Places in 2016. Although most of the buildings and structures associated with MCAS, Ewa no longer exist, the area holds important historic resources which warrant preservation and protection.

AmVets Hawaii Envisioned Historic Memorial Park Concept – DRAFT

AmVets Hawaii and others, are advancing the planning process by developing a Battlefield Protection Plan for the area comprising the Ewa Plain Battlefield. We are in the early stages of our effort and would welcome an opportunity to meet to gain others insight and advice so that the development of the Battlefield Protection Plan benefits from their input.

The U.S. Navy has long maintained control over approximately 1,055 acres of lands encompassing the military installations which once existed in the present-day Kalaeloa area. Most of these lands have been conveyed or will soon be conveyed by the Navy to public agencies including the Hawaii Community Development Authority, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, the City & County of Honolulu, and to private ownership and has been working to complete the identification of the historic facilities, sites, and landscapes prior to the transfer action in accordance with a 2001 Programmatic Agreement.

Developing a Battlefield Protection Plan that respects the historical significance of the battlefield area while acknowledging the development pressures facing Kalaeloa, requires the input and advice from stakeholders who have devoted themselves to honoring the men and women associated with the December 7, 1941 battle.

Please email your input to our point of contact, AmVets Hawaii, Donovan A. Lazarus at anytime: 808-426-0393 or at donovan@amvets-hawaii.org.

Learn more: Ewa Plain Battlefield File https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/16000273.pdf.

Note. Louis Berger will prepare the interpretive plan for eventual Ewa Plain Battlefield

AmVets Hawaii and Louis Berger Agreement

Point of Contact:

Bob Nardi, PP

Vice President

Phone: 973.407.1681

Email: rnardi@louisberger.com

Website: https://www.louisberger.com/

Louis Berger

412 Mt. Kemble Avenue / P.O. Box 1946 | Morristown | New Jersey | 07962-1946 | USA