(Wailuku)–The DLNR Division of State Parks is hosting an open workshop meeting on Thursday March 14, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Velma McWayne Santos Community Center in Wailuku for attendees to discuss their insights, concerns and recommendations directly to project staff on improvements made to ʻIao Valley State Monument.
(Lana’i City)–Applications for the 2019 Lana’i mouflon sheep hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) Offices Statewide beginning Monday, March 18, 2019.
(Honolulu) –Construction project improvements begin this week at the Pu’u ‘Ualaka’a State Wayside Park for work on the City and County of Honolulu’s Radio Communication facility.
(Lihue, Kaua‘i) – During the four-day-long annual meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group this week, ten researchers detailed the results of programs aimed at reducing the deaths of endangered and threatened native Hawaiian seabirds. They also explained how introduced predators, like cats and rats, continue to decimate seabird populations around the globe.
(Lihue, Kaua‘i) – A pu, pule, hula and chants celebrating native Hawaiian seabirds opened the 46th annual meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) at the Aqua Kaua‘i Beach Resort, Wednesday night. This is only the second time this large group of seabird experts from across the Pacific have gathered for their annual meeting in Kaua’i.
(Hā‘ena State Park, Kaua‘i) – Opening is totally dependent on the repair and restoration of Kūhiō Highway, the only road to Kaua‘i’s north shore, and completion of the intense work that is underway at Hā‘ena State Park, which was also heavily damaged during last April’s world-record rain storm.
(Waimea) - In an effort to restore the Waimea River’s natural discharge into the ocean, crews plan to remove 15,000 cubic yards of sand from the existing river mouth and restore its natural depth. DLNR is hosting a public information meeting on Wednesday March 6, 2019, to provide a brief overview of the planned construction activities. It is scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Waimea Neighborhood Center located at 4556 Makeke Road in Waimea.
(Hilo) - After seeing schools of pua ʻamaʻama (juvenile mullet) swim by in a muliwai (estuary) or a fishpond you may think that all is well. Unfortunately, you are likely looking at an invasive mullet, especially if it’s less than eight inches long.
(Honolulu) – An irreplaceable parcel of coastal land on O‘ahu’s northwestern shore has been donated to DLNR to protect it forever. The Tom family owned the roughly ½ acre parcel for decades, and they partnered with the North Shore Community Land Trust to transfer it to the State. DLNR plans to designate this iconic coastal area as an extension of the Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve (NAR).
(HILO)–The Kaulana Manu Nature Trail (formerly known as Kipuka 21) will be closed beginning March 2, 2019 for construction of restroom and parking facilities. The construction is expected to be completed by September, with the trail reopening soon after.