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Island ranching is the theme of the 2018 DLNR Historic Preservation Calendar

With their vast expanses of grasslands reaching to the horizon across hundreds of acres, fences, and paniolo tending to flocks of grazing animals, the ranches of Hawaii have played an impactful role in the evolving history of Hawaii’s economy, industry, transportation, environment, culture and fashion.

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection events in December

These events are for household-generated and self-hauled waste only. Business, government agency, non-profit agency or farm wastes are not allowed. NO electronic waste and no tires will be accepted.

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DLNR urges residents to turn-off unneeded lights to protect seabirds

It’s Fall in Hawai‘i, and once again time to watch out for the “fallout” of young seabirds on our islands. At this time of year, native Hawaiian seabirds become disoriented by artificial lights during their maiden flights from their burrows out to sea.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit events October – December 2017

Everyone is invited to participate in the free guided hikes, “Coffee Talks” and ‘Ike Hana No‘eau Hawaiian cultural programs in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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

Pipe break causes 5,000 gallon raw sewage spill in Naalehu

On Tuesday (Sept 16) a broken sewer pipe caused about 5,000 gallons of raw sewage to spill to the ground at 95-5575 Opukea Street in Naalehu. According to the Wastewater Division of Hawaii County the broken sewer pipe cause the sewage to backup and spill into the ground. The sewer back-up was cleared bringing the […]

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BLNR approves Thirty-Meter Telescope permit to build

The Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the application to build the Thirty-Meter Telescope.

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Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect

ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes).

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Underwater and shoreline clean up seeking volunteers in Kailua-Kona Saturday (Sept 16)

Jack’s Diving Locker is donating one free tank rental per diver and 1/2 off rental gear for divers participating in the annual International Coastal Clean Up Day to clean up Kailua Pier 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Kailua Bay pier in Kona.

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Kealakehe Transfer Station public mulch pick-up area. Photo courtesy County of Hawaii

County offers free mulch loading services at Kealakehe Transfer Station

Amid water restrictions in North Kona, the County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has temporarily suspended mulch loading fees at the Kealakehe Transfer Station, in hopes of encouraging the public to mulch their plants to save water.

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Mauna Kea hunting areas restricted for DLNR animal control project

The next animal control dates are September 13 and 14, 2017. Public access to Mauna Kea Forest Reserve, Mauna Kea Ice Age Natural Area Reserve, Palila Mitigation Lands, the Ka‘ohe Game Management Area and Mauna Kea Hunter Access Road will be restricted and allowed BY PERMIT ONLY for animal salvage purposes.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes areas due to dry conditions and fire danger

Due to escalating fire danger in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, park officials have closed Hilina Pali Road from the Mauna Iki Trailhead and Mauna Loa Road at the gate past Kīpukapuaulu.

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North Kona emergency water restriction continues but allows some plant watering

The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes). Due to a significant level of overall compliance, water levels in the tanks have remained stable. The Department appreciates the community’s efforts […]

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Residents urged to dispose of tires properly to prevent health hazards

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division would like to remind the public about the hazards of discarded old tires. If not disposed of properly, discarded tires can lead to the spread of disease. If they catch fire they create toxic smoke.

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The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes only.  Cease all other water use including all irrigation and washing of vehicle and boats.

Loss of Honokohau pumping station leads to emergency water restriction in Kona

The Department of Water Supply reports Honokohau Deepwell located in North Kona is now out of service. Due to the loss of this pump this morning, North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only. This means use water for […]

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