**NEW LOCATION** UH Hilo Marine Science Building,446 W Lanikaula Street Room 120. The room door faces Lanikaula St and parking is available in the Marine Science Parking lot. Thursday, May 23Executive Committee at 5 pm (Excom and Sierra Club Members only)Conservation at 6:30 (Open to the Public!) Potluck at 6:30 Open to All!Please support zero waste by bringing … Read moreUpcoming Excom Meeting
Please support Resolution 155 to help preserve Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden! From the resolution: “…Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden…provides a seed bank for critically endangered plant species…contains over 200 species of endemic, indigenous, and Polynesian-introduced plants;and serves as a backstop against extinction… and…consistently attracts over 14, 000 visitors and approximately 2, 000 students of all … Read moreShow your support for this proposed 2% Land Fund Purchase
Please Submit public feedback on the latest draft of the proposed administrative rules to govern public and commercial activities on UH -managed lands on Maunakea [Chapter 20-26, Hawaiʻi Administrative Rules]. To learn more, please review the official 30-day public notice. The notice provides several methods to allow interested persons the opportunity to submit data, views … Read moreUH – managed lands on Maunakea. An ongoing conversation.
April 4, 2019 Hilo, Hawai’i Lead was found in wastewater that was discharged from Honua Ola (formerly Hu Honua) last November at levels “ten times higher than acceptable freshwater levels, and two times higher than acceptable marine water levels, according to National Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) standards,” said … Read moreLEAD FOUND IN HONUA OLA DISCHARGE WATER
SB931 SD2, the bill to BAN the collecting of marine wildlife on Hawaii’s reefs for commercial purposes has been tabled for now. This version of the bill moved the goal post for the ban five and was set up to fail as it stated 2095 at the end of the bill, conflicting with the intended … Read moreSB931 SD2: BAN on aquarium (AQ) fishing
Now what’s up with Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV)? Are they starting up again? Have they made any public statements as to their intentions? Did they obtain an air permit application for their new planned activities? In order for PGV to resume operations, PGV will need to conduct substation repair. For more information from PGV’s first … Read morePuna Geothermal Venture
The 2% Land Fund was created by citizens to protect natural resources, watersheds, open space, parklands and cultural sites. We proposed to have the County set aside 2% of property taxes each year to have a guaranteed source of funding to obtain matching funds to acquire property. A small group of citizens met in 2006, … Read moreHawaii County’s 2% Land Fund is under Fire! URGENT – TAKE ACTION!
Kevin Owen, Hu Honua manager, spoke to the Game Management Commission recently. He declined to say what they plan to do with stored wastewater from boiler cleaning. They still need permits for their injection wells, stormwater, and ash disposal. A challenge by Life of the Land to their Power Purchase Agreement with HELCO is awaiting … Read moreHu Honua
View Big Island Video News of February 19 Pi’ilani Bottling Plant Testimony @ County Council Pi’ilani Partners’ zoning request comes before County Council 9 AM Thursday, March 28, at the West Hawaii Civic Center with video hookup to remote sites. See the agenda here. The zoning request is still alive, though the Planning Commission recently … Read moreWater Bottling Plant Pi’ilani Partners aka Suisan group
The Humu’ula trail is gated at the highway as there appears to be liability issues among multiple stakeholders. An agreement for day use has been reached among them, yet is only a temporary solution. The access road that runs next to Ookala Dairy, is now in the process of shutting down. This trail does have … Read moreHumu’ula Trail