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- 9/20/23-ALOHA ‘OE FOR MAUIALOHA ‘OE FOR MAUI To view video please click on photo (https://vimeo.com/866206627) Yo-Yo Ma plays Aloha ‘Oe for Maui. (Video of Lahaina Memorial)
- 09/08/23-GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR URBAN AND COMMUNITY FOREST PROJECTS(HONOLULU) – Organizations across Hawai‘i are encouraged to apply for grants to protect and enhance our urban and community trees and forests. The funding source is the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and grants are made available from the US Forest Service through Kaulunani, the state’s Urban and Community Forestry Program which is part of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW).
- 09/1/23-LĀHAINĀ VISUAL ASSETSThe resources below document U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hazardous materials (HAZMAT) recovery teams working in the Lāhainā impact zone, as well as in the Kula fire area.
- 08/16/23 – DLNR STATEMENT ON RE-ASSIGNMENT OF WATER DEPUTY(HONOLULU) – DLNR is re-deploying First Deputy of the Commission on Water Resource Management (CWRM), Kaleo Manuel, to a different DLNR division. The purpose of this deployment is to permit CWRM and the Department to focus on the necessary work to assist the people of Maui recover from the devastation of wildfires.
- 08/05/23- ALL HANDS EFFORT TO SAVE KAUAʻI BIRDS FROM EXTINCTION(LĪHUʻE) – Bird experts on Kauaʻi are using all the tools in their toolbox to keep critically endangered forest birds from going extinct. One honeycreeper species, ʻakikiki, could disappear from the wild this year due to mosquito-borne avian malaria, with another species, ʻakekeʻe, not far behind.
- 08/04/23- HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS AT FORMER UNCLE BILLY’S RESORT TO BE ADDRESSED(HILO, HAWAI‘I) – The dilapidated and condemned Uncle Billy’s hotel will have a perimeter fence constructed around the entire property beginning this month.
- 07/29/23- $117,472 FINE LEVIED FOR NAKOA BOAT GROUNDING(HONOLULU) – The Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR), on Friday, tentatively approved a proposed settlement by the Albert Trust parties only to pay the fine of $117,472 for the Nakoa boat grounding that damaged over 100 coral colonies and over 1,900 square yards of live rock just outside the Honolua-Mokulēʻia Bay Marine Life Conservation District, on Maui’s west coast.
- 07/14/23 – LAND BOARD RECEIVES BRIEFING ON THE STATE OF WAIKĪKĪ COASTAL LANDS(HONOLULU) – Tension between an iconic visitor destination and beach erosion, exasperated by climate change, took front and center at today’s meeting of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR). A Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is being prepared for the Waikīkī Beach Improvement and Maintenance Program. Once it is finalized the BLNR will need to authorize submission of the EIS to the Governor for acceptance.
- 07/13/23 – RECENT WILDFIRES FOLLOWING DROUGHT CONDITIONS ACROSS HAWAI‘I(HONOLULU) – Severe drought conditions are now impacting the southern and western coastal areas of Maui. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor weekly reporting, this is the first time the severe drought designation has been noted in Hawai‘i this summer.
- 07/12/23 – ONLY FIVE ‘AKIKIKI LEFT IN THE MOUNTAINS OF KAUA‘I AND THEIR CHANCES OF SURVIVAL ARE SLIM(LĪHUʻE, KAUA‘I) – Only five of the native Hawaiian honeycreeper species, ‘akikiki, are left in the wild and chances of saving them are growing increasingly dire by the day. This frightening revelation was shared by Justin Hite of the Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project (KFBRP) during a community open house Tuesday evening.