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Historic Hawaii’s 40th annual preservation honor awards

Several preservation projects on Hawaii Island among this year’s honorees

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HPA to host Earth Day Family Celebration Saturday (April 19)

Hawaii Preparatory Academy will host its Third Annual Earth Day Family Celebration and Environmental Science Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, at the school’s Ulu Malama Terrace Farm, located at the Upper Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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Revitalization of the fishpond practitioner (April 10-11)

MEDIA RELEASE Caretaking of traditional Hawaiian fishponds is the topic of upcoming Eia Hawaii and Puana Ka Ike lectures in Hilo and Kona. Hiilei Kawelo will present her lecture, “Mahia: Revitalization of the Fishpond Practitioner,” from 2–3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Wentworth 1, and from 5:30–7 p.m. Friday, [...]

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Invasive Himalayan ginger in bloom.

Volunteers sought for Stewardship at the Summit April through June 2014

Protect the Hawaiian ecosystem from invasive, non-native plant species by volunteering for “Stewardship at the Summit” programs in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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DLNR accelerating forest protection to secure water supply

MEDIA RELEASE More than 140,000 acres of forest lands in Hawaii are now being managed to conserve Hawaii’s forests thanks to funding provided by Governor Abercrombie’s “The Rain Follows the Forest” Watershed Initiative. That number will increase to more than 480,000 acres by the time projects currently funded are completed. The administration’s goal, announced in [...]

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Cetacean forage survey underway off the Kona Coast

Project targets identification, distribution, and abundance of large cephalopod fauna in this region

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Hawaii Wildlife Center retail store opening (March 18)

MEDIA RELEASE After much anticipation, the Hawaii Wildlife Center Retail Store is open for business and celebrating the milestone with a Grand Opening Week event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18-22. During the Grand Opening Week, the HWC Retail store will be offering specials including 50 percent off Patrick Ching’s Hawaii National Wildlife Stamp poster and [...]

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Mokupapapa Discovery Center re-opening celebration (March 15)

MEDIA RELEASE On Saturday, March 15, 2014, NOAA’s Mokupapapa Discovery Center, an educational facility designed to showcase the marine environment and the culture and history of the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, will reopen its doors in Hilo’s historic Koehnen’s Ltd. building after nearly a year of refurbishing. The public is invited to the celebration. In [...]

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Mayor requesting proposals to effectively deal with solid waste

Mayor Billy Kenoi officially launched the drive to develop a clean, modern and efficient waste reduction technology for the County of Hawai‘i with the release of Stage 1 of the county’s request for proposals (RFP) on March 3.

The RFP process will allow the county to select a proven, economically viable and environmentally friendly process for managing solid waste from East Hawai‘i for at least the next 20 to 30 years, Mayor Kenoi said.

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Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week celebrated on the Big Island

Governor Abercrombie kicked off the 2nd annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) with a proclamation yesterday in the Capitol Auditorium. Big Island residents can participate on their phones, at free training workshops, and as volunteers. Councilman Zendo Kern and the Hawaii County Council were honored with the Hawaii Island MVP award.

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Marine Mammal Center fully funded, will open in summer

MEDIA RELEASE Sick and injured Hawaiian monk seals will get a second chance at survival thanks to The Marine Mammal Center’s new Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital, which is dedicated to the rescue and care of this critically endangered species. Thanks to the Firedoll Foundation and a very generous family foundation as well as hundreds of [...]

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2014 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium (Feb. 21)

MEDIA RELEASE The 2014 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawaii. The symposium is 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Courtyard at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. There will be two accompanying half-day field trips ($35 each with lunch provided) on Thursday, Feb. 20 [...]

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