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Water conservation urged for district of Ka‘u

Due to a large demand for water and ongoing dry weather conditions, the Department of Water Supply is requesting consumers in the affected areas to reduce your daily water usage by 10%. All agricultural users should keep water usage to a minimum. Irrigate only at night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. This measure will […]

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County of Hawaii and Hawaiian Earth Recycling reach composting contract agreement

The County of Hawai‘i (County) has rescinded its February 16, 2017 Notice of Termination to Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (HER). Mr. Clyde Kaneshiro, HER’s local principal, together with HER representatives, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office and County representatives, have reached an agreement in principle, addressing the pricing and operational concerns of the County.

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PTA open to public for Earth Day on Thursday (April 20)

The U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area invites the public to come celebrate Earth Day at PTA on Thursday, April 20. This free event is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., and will include ten separate stations with multiple hands-on activities, educational displays, informative briefings and live demonstrations at each station.

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The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has formally withdrawn its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed composting facility in Pana‘ewa amid residents’ concerns that the location of the facility would impose adverse impacts on the community. This location for the facility was specifically identified in the Compost Contract.

County cancels proposed composting facility in Panaewa

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has formally withdrawn its Draft Environmental Assessment for a proposed composting facility in Pana‘ewa amid residents’ concerns that the location of the facility would impose adverse impacts on the community. This location for the facility was specifically identified in the Compost Contract.

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All areas of Hilo Bay reopen to public Wednesday afternoon (April 5)

The Department of Environmental Management reports that water quality levels in the spill area have returned to normal. The Department of Health confirmed that all Hilo Bayfront area beach parks can now be opened. The County is mobilizing to open up the area at this time.

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Wastewater spill closes Hilo Bay. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Sewage spill into Wailuku River leads to closing of Hilo Bay beach parks

The Dept. of Environmental Management reports a sewage spill occurred earlier today along Waianuenue Avenue and entered the Wailuku River in Hilo. Work crews have cleared the blockage and water quality testing is being conducted. At this time, Hilo Bay and all parks within the break wall area are closed. Residents and visitors in the […]

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Hawai‘i County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling agreed Thursday to work towards resolving their present contract differences.

Representatives of the recycling company, headed by its Executive Director Mark Cummings, met with Mayor Harry Kim and the County Department of Environmental Management, and the parties have agreed to work towards addressing concerns with the present contract.

County and recycler work on resolution for composting contract

Hawai‘i County and Hawaiian Earth Recycling agreed Thursday to work towards resolving their present contract differences. Representatives of the recycling company, headed by its Executive Director Mark Cummings, met with Mayor Harry Kim and the County Department of Environmental Management, and the parties have agreed to work towards addressing concerns with the present contract.

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Volunteers complete successful Ocean Count of Humpback Whales

More than 380 volunteers gathered data from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the last count of the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. Ocean Count serves to promote public awareness about humpback whales, the sanctuary, and shore-based whale watching opportunities. The count is conducted three times per […]

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Front row (left to right): Sandy Webb, Oahu MVP 2017, Serina Marchi of Kauai Seascapes Nursery, Business Leader 2017, Carolyn Dillon, Hawaii County MVP 2017, Rosalyn Concepion for the Pacific American Foundation, Community Hero 2017, Kawika Winter, Kauai MVP 2017, Solomon Champion, Greatest Hit 2017, Dave DeLeon for Haiku Hill Community, Maui MVP 2017 Back row (left to right):, Senator Mike Gabbard, Leo Asuncion, DBEDT, Kenneth Grace, UH CTAHR, David Rodriguez, HIDOT, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Governor David Ige, Little Fire Ant, Senator J Kalani English, Suzanne Case, DLNR, Representative James Tokioka, Representative Richard Creagan, Keith Kawaoka, DOH

Carolyn Dillon recognized for efforts combating Little Fire Ants on Hawaii Island

The Hawai’i Invasive Species Council recognizes Carolyn Dillon for her outstanding community efforts and her work controlling Little Fire Ants on Hawaii Island.

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Kahaluu Beach Park reopens Friday (March 10) after sewer repairs and water testing

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Kahalu’u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona has reopened as of the afternoon of Friday (March 10). All plumbing and maintenance repairs have been completed. The park was closed on February 24 due to a broken sewer clean-out. Parks staff worked steadily to do the repairs and […]

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‘Alalā Project plans to release 12 birds later this year

Reintroduction efforts for the ʻAlalā, the native Hawaiian crow, began in December of last year with the release of five ʻAlalā into a Hawai‘i Island State Natural Area Reserve. Sadly, three birds did not survive, and the remaining two were brought back into captivity.

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Household hazardous waste collection events in Waimea and Puna (March 4 & 5)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as follows: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station. Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station.

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