The first Saturday in July was also the last time that our Hawaii Island Sierra Club service volunteers responded to the call from Mark Hanson’s Hawaii Reforestation Program in its usual place on the Southwest slopes of Mauna Kea – the very same critical habitat for the endangered Palila forest birds. Mark, aka “No. 1 … Read more Hana Hou for No. 1 Sandalwood Man!
Charter commission, FRIDAY JUNE 7 AT 9 am, HILO. SEND TESTIMONY to Charter.firstname.lastname@example.org What’s on the agenda?- everything for 2nd Reading CA-9 and Ca-18. CA-9: What’s at risk? ONE dedicated staff member to work only on the 2% land fund, in addition to the existing staff position provided in the Code to help PONC. What we … Read more Upcoming Agenda: What’s at risk for the 2% land fund? 2 STAFF MEMBERS.
IMPORTANT: The University of Hawaiʻi invites the public to provide feedback on the latest draft of the proposed administrative rules to govern public and commercial activities on UH – managed lands on Maunakea [Chapter 20-26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules]. To obtain a copy of the rules and submit comments, please review the official 30-day public notice. … Read more UH Mauna Kea use proposed admin rules – provide feedback!
by Steve Holmes and Cory Harden Changing aquifer boundaries may solve one thorny problem for a developer—but only one. A developer is proposing Nakahili, a “family agricultural community”, for almost 1,600 acres near the junction of Mamalahoa Highway and Waikoloa Road. At first glance, it looks dreamy—lots of affordable housing, agriculture lots, and open spaces. … Read more Nakahili
**NEW LOCATION** UH Hilo Marine Science Building,446 W Lanikaula Street Room 120. The room door faces Lanikaula St and parking is available in the Marine Science Parking lot. Thursday, May 23Executive Committee at 5 pm (Excom and Sierra Club Members only)Conservation at 6:30 (Open to the Public!) Potluck at 6:30 Open to All!Please support zero waste by bringing … Read more Upcoming Excom Meeting
Please Submit public feedback on the latest draft of the proposed administrative rules to govern public and commercial activities on UH -managed lands on Maunakea [Chapter 20-26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules]. To learn more, please review the official 30-day public notice. The notice provides several methods to allow interested persons the opportunity to submit data, views … Read more UH – managed lands on Maunakea. An ongoing conversation.
Please support Resolution 155 to help preserve Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden! From the resolution: “…Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden…provides a seed bank for critically endangered plant species…contains over 200 species of endemic, indigenous, and Polynesian-introduced plants;and serves as a backstop against extinction… and…consistently attracts over 14, 000 visitors and approximately 2, 000 students of all … Read more Show your support for this proposed 2% Land Fund Purchase
April 4, 2019 Hilo, Hawai’i Lead was found in wastewater that was discharged from Honua Ola (formerly Hu Honua) last November at levels “ten times higher than acceptable freshwater levels, and two times higher than acceptable marine water levels, according to National Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) standards,” said … Read more LEAD FOUND IN HONUA OLA DISCHARGE WATER
SB931 SD2, the bill to BAN the collecting of marine wildlife on Hawaii’s reefs for commercial purposes has been tabled for now. This version of the bill moved the goal post for the ban five and was set up to fail as it stated 2095 at the end of the bill, conflicting with the intended … Read more SB931 SD2: BAN on aquarium (AQ) fishing
Now what’s up with Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV)? Are they starting up again? Have they made any public statements as to their intentions? Did they obtain an air permit application for their new planned activities? In order for PGV to resume operations, PGV will need to conduct substation repair. For more information from PGV’s first … Read more Puna Geothermal Venture