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Tree trimming at Akaka Falls State Park (Oct. 25)

Tree trimming at Akaka Falls State Park (Oct. 25)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks will be trimming trees at Akaka Falls State Park starting Monday, Oct. 25, for about two weeks, depending on the weather. Sections of the trail will be briefly closed at times to ensure public safety while trees in the area are […]

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Thielen: Honokohau is not mismanaged

Thielen: Honokohau is not mismanaged

The following statement was released Wednesday by Laura Thielen, chairwoman of the Department of Land and Natural Resources: Some boaters in Honokohau Harbor have questioned the state’s management. They want to keep all the revenues from the harbor – including lease rent from lands near the harbor – for exclusive use at Honokohau at the […]

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DLNR reminders for Memorial Day weekend boating safety

DLNR reminders for Memorial Day weekend boating safety

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is reminding boaters, divers and ocean recreation enthusiasts to observe boating safety rules on the water, including vessel registration and required safety equipment, over the Memorial Day weekend. DLNR boating division staff and enforcement officers will again be monitoring boating activity at various locations statewide […]

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Agreement also outlines policy on exchanging law enforcement information, boating safety and search and rescue incidents

DLNR, Coast Guard sign recreational boating safety cooperative agreement

Agreement also outlines policy on exchanging law enforcement information, boating safety and search and rescue incidents

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Opinion: Lingle promotes, inspires women leaders

Opinion: Lingle promotes, inspires women leaders

The following letter was issued Wednesday, April 14: Recent criticism of Gov. Linda Lingle’s record of appointing women is completely off base, misinformed and political. When Lingle appoints an individual, she does not use a quota system as some such as the Hawaii Democratic Women’s Caucus and Democrat legislators appear to be advocating. Instead, she […]

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Coral reef protection projects awarded funding

Coral reef protection projects awarded funding

MEDIA RELEASE Two community environmental groups are planning projects to protect Hawaii’s coral reefs, using substantial donations as a result of a recent settlement for coral damage that was approved by the Board of Land and Natural Resources. The state’s Makai Watch Program and Malama Kai Foundation will share a $130,000 donation that was part […]

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Federal, state, county and community commit to protecting and preserving 175-mile corridor

Agreement signed on Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail

Federal, state, county and community commit to protecting and preserving 175-mile corridor

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Signing ceremony for Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (Feb. 21)

Signing ceremony for Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail (Feb. 21)

MEDIA RELEASE WHAT: Representatives of the National Park Service, state of Hawaii, and county of Hawaii join together as three levels of government to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to focus on establishing the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail and to set forth the roles and responsibilities of each partner agency to protect and […]

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DLNR replacing Wailoa River rec area water system

DLNR replacing Wailoa River rec area water system

MEDIA RELEASE Starting Monday, Feb. 1, the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will begin construction to replace the potable water system at Wailoa State Recreation Area. The improvements include the replacement of the water main starting from its connection on Manono Street and running into park grounds. This water main will connect with […]

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Free ohia wood at Saddle Road MM16

Free ohia wood at Saddle Road MM16

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, in conjunction with reconstruction of the Saddle Road from mileposts 11 to 19, is making harvested ohia timber and firewood available free to the public through Jan. 3. Timber cleared from the Saddle Road project will be stockpiled in a forest […]

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DLNR land lease offer includes Waiakea parcel

DLNR land lease offer includes Waiakea parcel

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources is advertising industrial and commercial lands for lease. Legal notices for two of the properties have already been published and others will be published in the near future. “The renewed focus to solicit and issue long-term leases on vacant or soon-to-become vacant state lands is fundamental […]

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Kealakekua Bay scoping meeting slated by DLNR (Nov. 14)

Kealakekua Bay scoping meeting slated by DLNR (Nov. 14)

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of State Parks, invites the public to attend a scoping meeting Saturday, Nov. 14 on its update of a master plan to guide the long-term use and management of Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park. The scoping meeting is 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Konawaena Elementary […]

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Volunteers sought for state waterbird survey

Volunteers sought for state waterbird survey

MEDIA RELEASE With notebooks and binoculars in hand dozens of wildlife biologists will take to Hawaii’s wetlands Wednesday, Aug. 19 for the statewide bi-annual waterbird surveys.    Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff and volunteers will set out as early as 6 a.m. to survey more than 250 wetland […]

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State dedicates Pohoiki Boat Launch Ramp

State dedicates Pohoiki Boat Launch Ramp

  MEDIA RELEASE As part of the Lingle-Aiona Administration’s ongoing efforts to upgrade small boat harbors statewide, the state on Saturday, June 20 dedicated the new Pohoiki concrete boat launch ramp, accessible ramp and loading dock on the Big Island.  The old Pohoiki boat ramp and loading dock had fallen into disrepair due to decades […]

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