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To help make the holidays, greener, the Solid Waste Division of the Department of the Environmental Management will again offer treecycling!
 
Between 12/26/15 and 1/17/16, residential customers may leave trees in the designated areas (not in the rubbish chutes) at any of the County Solid Waste Division Facilities during normal business hours except for the Miloli’i and Ocean View Transfer  Stations.

Christmas tree recycling offered

To help make the holidays, greener, the Solid Waste Division of the Department of the Environmental Management will again offer treecycling! Between 12/26/15 and 1/17/16, residential customers may leave trees in the designated areas (not in the rubbish chutes) at any of the County Solid Waste Division Facilities during normal business hours except for the […]

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The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division would like to notify the public that the Hāwī (Ka‘auhuhu) Reuse Center will be closing due to the inability to find an operator for the center. The last day of operation will be January 31, 2016.

The Hawi Reuse Center in Kohala will be closing after January 2016

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division would like to notify the public that the Hāwī (Ka‘auhuhu) Reuse Center will be closing due to the inability to find an operator for the center. The last day of operation will be January 31, 2016.

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Rep Gabbard calls for labeling of GMO foods, votes against contrary act

On Thursday (July 23) Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) voted against H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, also known as the Deny Americans the Right to Know (DARK) Act, which would roll back years of progress in ensuring that food with genetically engineered ingredients is properly labeled.

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Protection of Hawaiiʻs Native Forest and Watersheds. DLNR Photo

Vandals destroy fencing protecting native plants from invasive animals, repairs to cost over $100K

Nearly two miles of ungulate proof fencing, surrounding the Pu’u Maka’ ala Natural Area Reserve (NAR), built in the early part of this decade, was recently cut and destroyed by vandals. Ungulate fencing is intended to keep feral goats, pigs and other invasive animals away from native plants.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Regional Overall Achievement award as part of its efforts to encourage federal departments to reduce their environmental footprints through sustainable practices.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is EPA Green Challenge winner

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park with the EPA’s Federal Green Challenge Regional Overall Achievement award as part of its efforts to encourage federal departments to reduce their environmental footprints through sustainable practices.

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HVNP BioBlitz, Biodiversity & Cultural Festival (May 15-16)

MEDIA RELEASE Grab your daypack and join the National Geographic Society and the National Park Service at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park BioBlitz and Biodiversity & Cultural Festival, Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16. During the free, two-day event, teams of scientists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, students and the public will join forces to discover […]

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Public hearing on proposed Kahaluu rules (April 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Heavy usage of Kahaluu Bay is prompting the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to propose rule changes for specific ocean recreation activities in the bay. Proposed amendments to HAR § 13-256-152 include regulation of certification requirements for commercial surf instructors and to limit commercial surf instruction to four (4) permittees […]

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Injured io nicknamed ‘Hawaii’s Warrior Princess’

Endangered Hawaiian hawk heading for Honolulu Zoo

Injured io nicknamed ‘Hawaii’s Warrior Princess’

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Community workshops help save historic places (June 18-19)

MEDIA RELEASE Historic Hawaii Foundation (HHF) will offer a series of five community workshops on how to nominate historic properties to the Hawaii State and National Registers of Historic Places. “Historic sites are under increasing pressure and stress across all the islands,” said Kiersten Faulkner, executive director. “One way that home owners and community members […]

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DLNR seeks comment on 2015 Outdoor Recreation Plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks in partnership with PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc., is inviting the public to review the draft of the 2015 Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP). The comprehensive recreation plan is updated every 5 years to assess Hawaii’s outdoor recreation trends, needs and […]

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More than 10,000 acres of forest now protected

MEDIA RELEASE More than 10,000 acres of native Hawaiian forest are now protected from development by the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), U.S. Forest Service, and the Hokukano Ranch. This follows the recent acquisition of a 1,000-acre conservation easement in South Kona. The area known as the Kaawaloa Forest, together with the adjacent […]

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Public workshops on statewide Water Resource Protection Plan

MEDIA RELEASE The Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM) is in the process of updating the statewide Water Resource Protection Plan (WRPP) and is seeking the community’s input on water resource issues of importance. The purpose of the Water Resource Protection Plan is to establish policies and identify actions needed to ensure the long-term protection […]

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