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'Now we have a chance to show our respect for these natives, and help them re-establish their populations'

Reversing extinction, one plant at a time

‘Now we have a chance to show our respect for these natives, and help them re-establish their populations’

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On Nov. 19, a single winter storm deposited more than 10 tons of sediment behind one check dam. That sediment normally would have been carried into Pelekane Bay

Pelekane Bay Watershed Restoration concludes phase one

On Nov. 19, a single winter storm deposited more than 10 tons of sediment behind one check dam. That sediment normally would have been carried into Pelekane Bay

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Pelekane project on Kawaihae agenda (Feb. 13)

Pelekane project on Kawaihae agenda (Feb. 13)

MEDIA RELEASE Kawaihae Local Resource Council meets 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory to hear the Pelekane Bay Watershed Restoration Project Report to the Kawaihae community. Melora Purell, coordinator of the Kohala Watershed Partnership, a volunteer hui of landowners and associated members, will present a wrap-up report on the ARRA […]

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Outdoor science education program for island students

Outdoor science education program for island students

MEDIA RELEASE Island students and their teachers will have the chance again this year to leave the classroom and study firsthand ahupua‘a (watersheds) of Hawaii Island. The Kohala Center is recruiting teachers for its second year of HI-MOES—Hawaii Island Meaningful Outdoor Experiences for Students, an innovative hands-on science-based program that focuses on bay and watershed […]

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Hundreds of West Hawaii youngsters get some hands-on learning about bay and watershed ecosystems

Student scientists riding HI-MOES

Hundreds of West Hawaii youngsters get some hands-on learning about bay and watershed ecosystems

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Clean up projects on agenda at Waimea meeting (April 1)

MEDIA RELEASE When it rains, tons of harmful sediment pour into the nearby ocean destroying the reef and damaging the entire marine environment. This is not surprising to those familiar with watershed management, but during a recent very localized rain storm upslope of Pelekane Bay near Kawaihae, “an amazing amount of silt was retained by […]

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The 18-month project is ahead of schedule and sprouting benefits

A Pelekane Bay kind of day

The 18-month project is ahead of schedule and sprouting benefits

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Wanted: Used truck for Kohala watershed project

Wanted: Used truck for Kohala watershed project

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247 Contributing Editor Work on the Pelekane Bay Watershed Restoration Project is well underway, but the crews are missing one element crucial to the $2.69 million effort: They need a used 4-wheel drive heavy duty pick up truck. Kohala Watershed Partnership coodinator Melora Purell said it has been difficult to find one as they […]

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Deadline for outdoor science education program Sept. 7

Deadline for outdoor science education program Sept. 7

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island students and their teachers will have the chance this year to leave the classroom and study firsthand ahupuaa (watersheds) of West Hawaii. The Kohala Center is launching HI-MOES, or Hawaii Island Meaningful Outdoor Education for Students, an innovative hands-on science-based program that focuses on bay and watershed education in the watersheds […]

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Federal stimulus funds through NOAA grant pump up 18-month project to clean up Kohala watershed.

Inouye helps kick off Pelekane Bay restoration project

Federal stimulus funds through NOAA grant pump up 18-month project to clean up Kohala watershed.

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Watershed restoration to reduce sediment input into coastal environment; work expected to begin in August

Federal stimulus $2.69M grant for Pelekane Bay watershed

Watershed restoration to reduce sediment input into coastal environment; work expected to begin in August

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'Waters of Waimea' presentations at Kahilu Theatre

‘Waters of Waimea’ presentations at Kahilu Theatre

  MEDIA RELEASE The waters flowing through Waimea from Kohala Mountain to the ocean are the topic of presentations at 7 p.m. Monday, June 1 at Kahilu Theatre in Waimea. The presentations are part of “Kahe Mau Ka Wai A Waimea: Forever Shall the Waters of Waimea Flow,” a multi-media art exhibit that reflects on […]

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Regenerating ohia and hapuu at the Koaia Corridor restoration site. (Photo courtesy of Kohala Watershed Partnership)

Kohala Watershed Partnership work day May 16

  Special to Hawaii247.com by Melora K. Purell We sowed them in cinder, and nurtured their needs,  these Hawaiian plants that we’ve grown from seeds. Coming soon, the 16th of May, we’ll send these keiki plants on their way Into the soil, into sun, rain and breeze. We’ll give them a drink, and with stains […]

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