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- 6/8/21-MARINE RECREATIONAL FISHING LICENSES REQUIRED FOR NON-RESIDENTS (HONOLULU) – Today, Gov. David Ige signed House Bill 1023 into law. It establishes and requires a marine recreational fishing license for all non-Hawai‘i residents. Visitors will need to purchase this license in order to fish from the shoreline or a boat in Hawaiian waters.
- 6/8/2021-GOVERNOR IGE SIGNS NINE BILLS TO PROVIDE PROTECTION OF HAWAI‘I AQUATIC RESOURCES(HONLULU) – Nine bills passed by the Hawai‘i State Legislature this year were signed into law this afternoon by Gov. David Ige. “On this World Oceans Day, Hawai‘i again shows great leadership in grappling with the threats and challenges our precious marine environments face. I deeply appreciate the legislature’s support of these measures which collectively advance protection, management, and stewardship of ocean resources well into the future,” Gov. Ige said.
- 6/7/21-ONE COMMUNITY FIGHTS FIRE AS ANOTHER IS FIRE WISE (HONOLULU) – As rural residents on Hawai‘i Island feared they could lose their homes overnight, suburban residents in East O‘ahu demonstrated today their proactive approach to making sure wildland fire does not strike their neighborhood.
- 6/3/21-NEW HOTLINE ESTABLISHED TO REPORT DERELICT FISHING GEAR (HONOLULU) – The State and four non-profit organizations have teamed up to create a new statewide number to report marine debris. Derelict fishing gear, like nets, is responsible for entangling marine life like turtles and humpback whales.
- 6/3/21-HANA BOAT RAMP AND WHARF IMPROVEMENT PROJECT (Hāna) – Improvements to the Hāna Boat Ramp and wharf will result in construction and closures that may impact boaters beginning the last week of June. The boat ramp will be closed for approximately 8 days starting around July 12 (date is subject to change) while new precast panels will be installed at the top of the boat ramp.
- 6/1/21-VIRTUAL TALK STORY HIGHLIGHTS CONCERN OVER KAUA’I FOREST BIRDS(KAPAʻA)–Hosting its 4th virtual “Forest Friday” conversation on June 4 the Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee (KISC) and Kauaʻi Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP) plan to address dwindling forest bird populations on Kaua’i. This month’s topic is: The skies are empty and the forest is quiet. Is it too late to save our native forest birds?
- 6/1/21-MĀNOA FALLS TRAIL REOPENS ON NATIONAL TRAILS DAY(HONOLULU) – One of Hawaiʻi’s most popular trails will be reopening soon, just in time for National Trails Day. The DLNR Nā Ala Hele Trail and Access Program, part of the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) will reopen the Mānoa Falls Trail on June 5, 2021. The popular trail was originally closed in July 2019 for the installation of a rockfall hazard mitigation fence next to the falls. With the trail closed for the fence installation, Nā Ala Hele also installed some long overdue trail safety improvements.
- 5/12/21-KAIMANA BEACH OCEAN-GOERS RISKING THEIR SAFETY, KEIKIS’ SAFETY WHILE MONK SEAL AND PUP ARE AROUND(HONOLULU) – Hawaiian monk seals resting on beaches always attract a lot of attention, particularly when it is a mom and her newborn pup. A well-known, 10-year-old seal, Kaiwi, gave birth to her fourth pup two weeks ago at Kaimana Beach on the edge of Waikīkī. Just like in 2017 when a seal named Rocky, pupped a seal which was named Kaimana, the recent pair have become quite an attraction.
- 04/28/21-SWEEP OF FORMER UNCLE BILLY’S HILO BAY HOTEL FINDS NO ONE INSIDEDEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: April 28, 2021 SWEEP OF FORMER UNCLE BILLY’S HILO BAY HOTEL FINDS NO ONE INSIDE (HILO) – Officers from three law enforcement agencies conducted a dawn sweep of all 146 rooms at the former Uncle Billy’s Hilo […]
- 04/28/21-TWO OʻAHU COMMUNITY COLLEGES RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS TREE CAMPUS SCHOOLSDEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release: April 28, 2021 TWO OʻAHU COMMUNITY COLLEGES RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION AS TREE CAMPUS SCHOOLS (HONOLULU) – Windward Community College (WCC) and Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC) have officially become nationally recognized Tree Campus schools for their commitment to effective urban forest management. […]