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NPS designates county as Certified Local Government

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service has announced, in concurrence with the Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office, it has designated Hawaii County, Hawaii as a Certified Local Government. This designation makes the community an official partner in the portion of the federal historic preservation program which engages local, state, and federal partners to promote historic […]

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Stene: NPS holding up Kona development

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NPS requests Keauhou groundwater management area

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service filed a petition with the state Commission on Water Resource Management (Water Commission) asking them to designate the Keauhou Aquifer of North Kona as a Water Management Area for groundwater. The National Park Service acted in order to seek the state’s assistance in the careful management of culturally and […]

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Schatz introduces bill to expand national parks

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz has introduced his first bill in the U.S. Senate. This legislation, the Pacific Islands Parks Act of 2013, would direct the National Park Service to complete studies of three designated sites in the state of Hawaii. Hawaii is currently the home of seven national parks, which brought in more than […]

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National park tourism creates $278M in economic benefit

MEDIA RELEASE A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows the 4.7 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $278 million in communities surrounding those parks. This spending supported 3,330 jobs across the state. “The national parks in Hawaii are great places to learn about America’s story,” said NPS Regional Director Chris Lehnertz. […]

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Final plan, EIS for protecting native ecosystems released

MEDIA RELEASE The National Park Service (NPS) has released a Final Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (plan/EIS) for Protecting and Restoring Native Ecosystems by Managing Non-Native Ungulates in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The plan provides a park-wide framework to systematically guide non-native ungulate management activities in a manner that supports long-term ecosystem protection, supports natural […]

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Thousands of isle students join Read Aloud Dec. 7 event

True life story of an unlikely friendship between Pearl Harbor survivor Richard Fiske and Japanese diver-bomb pilot Zenji Abe

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Read Aloud honors ‘Pearl Harbor Warriors’ (Dec. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE National Park Service and Pacific Historic Parks are sponsoring the first-ever Dec. 7 Reading Aloud event with 6,000 students across Hawaii, including students from 11 Big Island schools. Through the Department of Education’s and the Island of Hawaii YMCA’s A+ Afterschool Care Programs, Big Island students at 11 schools will join their peers […]

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SHPD continues in meeting federal compliance

MEDIA RELEASE In its latest report to the National Park Service (NPS), the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) noted it is on track in meeting the NPS Corrective Action Plan (CAP). The NPS has oversight of SHPD under the National Historic Preservation Act. In March 2010, SHPD was placed on High Alert Status and issued […]

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The attached photo shows participants in the 1921 Dedication Ceremony of Hawaii National Park. There was a five-year lapse between the establishment of the park in 1916 and  the dedication ceremony in 1921. The original caption reads: "The Dedication of the Hawaii National Park. Part of the On-lookers at the Ceremony on the Rim of the Fire-pit of the Volcano." It was published in the August 1921 issue of Paradise of the Pacific, part of the library collection at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. (Photo courtesy of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is 96

This year also marks 25th anniversary as a World Heritage Site

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Active duty military, dependents offered free park entrance

Active duty military, dependents offered free park entrance

MEDIA RELEASE To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. military, on May 19 – Armed Forces Day – the National Park Service will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents. “We all owe a debt to those who […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park eruption duty rangers receive Andrew Clark Hecht Public Safety Achievement Award

Volcano rangers receive highest National Park Service award

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park eruption duty rangers receive Andrew Clark Hecht Public Safety Achievement Award

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New 10-year concession contract covers accommodations, food and beverage sales, retail outlets

Proposals sought for Volcano House operation

New 10-year concession contract covers accommodations, food and beverage sales, retail outlets

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