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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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Little Fire Ant (Wasmannia Auropunctata)

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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Composer Glenn McClure

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…

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County recycling program no longer accepts #5 plastics

Due to changes in global recycling markets, starting December 1, 2018, the County of Hawai’i will no longer accept #5 plastics, plastic grocery bags, nor any clam shell-type plastic (salad, bentos, fruit, etc.) in the mixed recyclable bins at the Recycling & Transfer Stations.

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Hunters and researchers collaborate on game bird survey on the slopes of Mauna Kea

Two weeks before the hunting season for game birds opens in Hawai‘i, hunters, researchers, and staff from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) traipsed across the rugged terrain on Maunakea’s north slopes to gain a better understanding of game bird density, variety and populations.

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

Aggressive strain of Rapid Ohia Death found at Kalopa State Park

During a regularly scheduled quarterly aerial assessment of forests on Hawai‘i island in late July, spotters detected more trees “symptomatic” for the presence of C. lukuohia, the fungus more commonly known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. These trees are in the Kalōpā State Recreation Area on the Hamakua Coast and after the helicopter surveys utilizing digital […]

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Five more ‘Alalā Project birds released into the forest

Tomorrow will mark a year since the successful reintroduction of critically endangered Hawaiian crows into the forests of Hawai’i. Yesterday researchers with The ʻAlalā Project released five more ‘Alalā into the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve. These birds will join eleven ‘Alalā already thriving in native forests on the windward slopes of Mauna Loa. The […]

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Pohoiki Boat Ramp and the new black sand beaches. DLNR Photo

DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened

The formerly popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp area, along the lower Puna coast, shows no damage to the ramp itself. However, an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of black sand, deposited during the recent East Rift Zone eruption.

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County Wastewater Division to conduct dye test of wastewater treatment plant outfall pipe in Puhi Bay

The County of Hawaii, Department of Environmental Management, Wastewater Division, will be conducting a dye test of the Hilo Wastewater Treatment Plant outfall pipe. The dye test will be completed September 21, 2018, and will provide information for inspection of the outfall pipe. The inspection is being done to confirm the integrity of repairs completed […]

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