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(HONOLULU) – Newly awarded grant funding through the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is boosting support for local projects addressing diverse aspects of urban and community forestry.

(HONOLULU) – Kahana Bay Boat Ramp users are invited to attend a community meeting on Friday, April 19 to provide input on proposed designs for a new boat ramp and loading dock at the Hauʻula location. The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will host the meeting and encourages community involvement in the process.

(HONOLULU) – Winners of the 2024-2025 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp Art Contest have been announced by the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). The DLNR thanks all wildlife artists who submitted entries for this year’s contest. A committee reviewed all submissions, and two winners were chosen.

HONOLULU – Governor Josh Green, M.D., has signed legislation designating an official state kāhuli, or snail, for each of the main Hawaiian islands, as well as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. In a ceremony today at Washington Place, Governor Green signed into law House Bill 1899, which recognizes nine native snail species as state snails.

(HONOLULU) – Forty-one-year-old Jeffrey Moufa of Honolulu is facing four charges, after allegedly spearfishing at night in the Waikīkī Fisheries Management Area (FMA).

(HILO, HAWAI‘I) – The long-awaited dredging of the Wailoa Small Boat Harbor, on Hawai‘i Island, could begin this summer. Initial funding for the project was released in January 2024; a consultant has been hired, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) has indicated it will expeditiously handle the required permitting process.

(MAKAWAO, MAUI) – Waihou Spring Forest Reserve and trail will reopen to residents and visitors on April 1, seven months after its emergency closure due to damage caused by wildfire and high winds.

(HONOLULU) – The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) has cited Bumper Productions LLC for a pair of violations of Division of State Parks (DSP) rules during taping of “Rescue: HI Surf,” an ocean-related reality series.

(HONOLULU) – Starting this weekend, federal and state agencies, local groups and individuals will come together for Hawai‘i Climate Week (March 23-31), hosting a series of events that underscores the importance of taking action and supporting efforts to build a climate ready Hawai’i.

(HILO) – The Hawaiʻi Forest Reserve System is open for expansion, with two new parcels containing 7,200 acres being proposed for addition to state forest lands on the island of Hawaiʻi. The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) invites comment on the proposed additions at a community hearing it will host on March 28, 2024.