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Draft EIS meeting on proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Plant upgrade Monday (March 25)

Public Information Meeting and Open House for Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant R-1 Upgrade Project

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Hawaii Electric Light opens fifth EV fast charger on Hawai‘i Island

MEDIA RELEASE PHOTO (L-R): General Manager Connie Koi (Punalu‘u Bake Shop), President Sharon Suzuki (Maui County and Hawai‘i Island Utilities), Gary Miller (Big Island Electric Vehicle Association), Paula Miller (BIEVA), Sen. Russell Ruderman, Emily Ebert (BIEVA), Thomas Kraft (BIEVA), Karen Chaves (Isemoto Contracting Co.), Hawai‘i County Council Chairman Aaron Chung. HILO, Mar. 18, 2019 – Hawai‘i Electric […]

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Used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart temporarily closed

The used motor oil collection site at South Point U-Cart is temporarily closed March 12, 2019 – May 15, 2019, due to ongoing issues with the used motor oil containment unit being contaminated with water, rubbish and other unacceptable materials. As a reminder to the public below is a list of acceptable materials:

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Oahu forum on invasive species and biosecurity in Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE New Tools & Opportunities For Public Participation (Honolulu) – As an island state, Hawai‘i is uniquely impacted by the threat of invasive species. Our endemic species and distinctive ecosystems evolved over millions of years in isolation from the rest of the world’s biota, creating a delicate balance that continues to be at risk […]

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Mauna Kea summit snow as seen over Hilo Bayfront. Saturday morning (Dec 11). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Mauna Kea skiing/boarding incident investigation finds no damage, reaffirms need for management rules

There was no legal recourse to penalize the individuals because no laws were broken. UH is in the process of developing administrative rules, an essential resource management tool that would address these types of situations. UH is currently seeking public comment on the latest draft.

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County announces short-term vehicle disposal assistance program

The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management Derelict/Abandoned Vehicle Section is initiating a short‐term program in March 2019 that is designed to assist County residents with the disposal of unwanted vehicles.

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Dept of Water Supply keiki water conservation poster contest deadline is March 22, 2019

Entries to the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Water Supply (DWS) 2019 Water Conservation Poster Contest are due on Friday, March 22, 2019, in recognition of World Water Day. Keiki from kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to submit their artistic interpretation of DWS’ motto: “Water, Our Most Precious Resource.”

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Learn how to combat Little Fire Ants at Ka‘u meeting Friday (March 29)

Little Fire Ants meeting coming up 6-7:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2019, at Discovery Harbor Community Center.

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Seminar on solutions to leaky sewers in Kona Tuesday (March 12)

Seminar: Solution to Leaky Sewers. March 12th at West Hawaii Civic Center Vacuum systems are airtight and breaks are readily detectable Traditional sewer pipes leak in and leak out. Aged systems can leak 30 to 50% of the daily flow. This leakage adds salt and may make wastewater reuse problematic. Outward leakage adds sewage to […]

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Waikoloa lava flows viewed from the International Space Station

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this photograph of historical lava flows at Waikoloa on the island of Hawai‘i.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens two trails and Mauna Loa Road

Two trails have reopened in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park after being closed last year due to impacts from tens of thousands of earthquakes that also damaged roads, buildings and other park infrastructure.

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection events information

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station. The County of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events, at […]

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January 2019 events for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout January 2019 – which is Volcano Awareness Month.

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Kailua Village Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Emma’s Square across from Hulihee Palace on Friday (Nov 23). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

County Christmas Tree recycling to begin on Wednesday (Dec 26)

Residential customers may leave holiday trees in designated tree-cycling areas (but not in the rubbish chutes) during normal business hours between December 26, 2018 and January 15, 2019 only. Facility attendants will direct the public to the proper treecycling drop-off point. For more information or a map and directions to drop-off locations, go to www.hawaiizerowaste.org/facili…

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