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- 11/09/18 – WATER BOTTLE FILLING STATIONS BEING ADDED IN STATE PARKSHONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of State Parks has received a $100,396 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Marine Debris Program to install water bottle filling stations in 15 State Parks statewide over the next three years. The goal of the project is to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles which can become marine debris and harm Hawai‘i’s environment and marine life.
- 11/8/18 – WORK BEGINNING TO PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF RAPID ʻŌHIʻA DEATH AT KALŌPĀ STATE RECREATION AREA(Hilo) - Next week staff from the Big Island Invasive Species Committee, the DLNR Divisions of State Parks and Forestry and Wildlife will be working to fell and remove several `ohi`a trees that show symptoms of the fungal disease known as Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD). After the first suspected detection at Kalōpā State Recreation Area in late July, three trees were sampled in the park and three in an adjacent forest reserve. Five of the six samples tested positive for C. lukuohia, one of a pair of fungi associated with Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and the most aggressive of the two.
- 11/7/18 – 2018-2019 GAME BIRD HUNTING SEASON OPENS THROUGH JANUARY 2019HONOLULU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources announces the 2018-2019 Game Bird Hunting Season opened on Saturday, November 3, 2018. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 27, 2019. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. All game bird hunting is regulated by Hawaii Administrative Rules Title 13, Chapter 122 (see http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dofaw “Administrative Rules” for all legal hunting days).
- 11/05/18 – COMMEMORATING 40 YEARS OF CITIZEN ACTIVISM TO PROTECT O’AHU’S WILD KA IWI COAST(Honolulu) - Grassroots groups Ka Iwi Coalition and Livable Hawaii Kai Hui (LHK), together with the DLNR Division of State Parks, will unveil and dedicate a bronze commemorative plaque during a ceremony at noon on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The ceremony is open to everyone. The date marks the 30th anniversary of the historic Sandy Beach Initiative vote, a key turning point in the people-powered defense of the open-space wilderness between Hanauma Bay and Makapu’u.
- 11/2/18 – KULA FOREST RESERVE AND POLIPOLI SPRING STATE RECREATION AREA REOPENS FOLLOWING ROAD REPAIRS AND FUEL MITIGATION WORKKAHULUI - The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and State Parks Division today opened the Kula Forest Reserve, Waipoli access road, Kahikinui Forest Reserve – Papa‘anui Tract, and Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, following completion of a two-month project for road repairs, road safety improvements, and fuel mitigation work.
- 11/1/18 – COMMERCIAL TOUR CREWMAN CHARGED IN NORTH SHORE SHARK CHUMMING(Honolulu) - Just before 10:30 this morning DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources (DOCARE) officers monitoring fishing activities on the first day of the Akule (Big Eye Scad) season, off Haleiwa on O‘ahu’s north shore, began watching the vessel Isao. It is a commercial shark diving boat (North Shore Shark Adventures) based at Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor. Officers witnessed a crew member holding a bucket and chum the water by throwing fish into the ocean. Several sharks appeared, attracted by the chumming.
- 11/1/18 – NEW LOADING DOCK AT KAUNAKAKAI SMALL BOAT HARBOR UNDER CONSTRUCTION KAUNAKAKAI, MOLOKAI -- A project at Kaunakakai Small Boat Harbor is underway to remove an existing wooden loading dock and replace it with a new aluminum framed loading dock with plastic lumber fenders and fiber reinforced plastic decking. Work is scheduled to be completed by November 15, 2018
- 10/30/18 – STATEWIDE TREE CELEBRATIONS TAKE PLACE FIRST WEEKEND IN NOVEMBER(Lihue) – In 1968, Hawai‘i had its first official Arbor Day plant and tree sale or giveaway, building on more than a century of recognizing this internationally designated holiday. It was on Kaua‘i and for the past 50 years the annual celebration of trees and plants has continued, expanding across the state with a multitude of tree and plant giveaways and sales. This week thousands of plants are being readied for sale with lots of help from ample rain.
- 10/26/18 – ANT LAB WINS CONSERVATION AWARD FOR STEMMING THE TIDE OF LITTLE FIRE ANTS IN HAWAII(Hilo) – The Hawaii Ant Lab has won the 2018 Conservation Innovation Award by the Hawaii Conservation Alliance. The Ant Lab is a collaboration of the University of Hawaii’s Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit and the Hawaii Department of Agriculture, and was established in response to the Little Fire Ant invasion.
- 10/25/18 – HELEMANO WILDERNESS RECREATION AREA ACQUIRED FOR CONSERVATION(Honolulu) – A recent land acquisition involving federal, state and private-sector partners will result in Oʻahu residents gaining new outdoor recreational opportunities, while protecting Central O‘ahu’s aquifer and improving habitat for native species, many of them endangered.