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.
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
The 2% Land Fund was created by citizens to protect natural resources, watersheds, open space, parklands and cultural sites. We proposed to have the County set aside 2% of property taxes each year to have a guaranteed source of funding to obtain matching funds to acquire property. A small group of citizens met in 2006, … Read more Hawaii County’s 2% Land Fund is under Fire! URGENT – TAKE ACTION!
View Big Island Video News of February 19 Pi’ilani Bottling Plant Testimony @ County Council Pi’ilani Partners’ zoning request comes before County Council 9 AM Thursday, March 28, at the West Hawaii Civic Center with video hookup to remote sites. See the agenda here. The zoning request is still alive, though the Planning Commission recently … Read more Water Bottling Plant Pi’ilani Partners aka Suisan group
The Humu’ula trail is gated at the highway as there appears to be liability issues among multiple stakeholders. An agreement for day use has been reached among them, yet is only a temporary solution. The access road that runs next to Ookala Dairy, is now in the process of shutting down. This trail does have … Read more Humu’ula Trail
New coastal lands in Puna are owned by the state—there are new hot ponds and trails, yet how will it be managed? USGS lands survey have been sent to the state. The Sierra Club has sent a letter to DLNR to request a seat at the table. An after-action report by Civil Defense will be … Read more New Lands @ Puna