Upcoming Agenda: What’s at risk for the 2% land fund? 2 STAFF MEMBERS.

Charter commission, FRIDAY JUNE 7 AT 9 am, HILO.  SEND TESTIMONY to Charter.commission@hawaiicounty.gov  What’s on the agenda?- everything for 2nd Reading  CA-9 and Ca-18. CA-9:  What’s at risk?  ONE dedicated staff member to work only on the 2% land fund, in addition to the existing staff position provided in the Code to help PONC. What we … Read moreUpcoming Agenda: What’s at risk for the 2% land fund? 2 STAFF MEMBERS.

UH Mauna Kea use proposed admin rules – provide feedback!

IMPORTANT: The University of Hawaiʻi invites the public to provide 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 obtain a copy of the rules and submit comments, please review the official 30-day public notice. … Read moreUH Mauna Kea use proposed admin rules – provide feedback!

Nakahili

by Steve Holmes and Cory Harden Changing aquifer boundaries may solve one thorny problem for a developer—but only one. A developer is proposing Nakahili, a “family agricultural community”, for almost 1,600 acres near the junction of Mamalahoa Highway and Waikoloa Road. At first glance, it looks dreamy—lots of affordable housing, agriculture lots, and open spaces. … Read moreNakahili

Upcoming Excom Meeting

**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

UH – managed lands on Maunakea. An ongoing conversation.

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.

Show your support for this proposed 2% Land Fund Purchase

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

LEAD FOUND IN HONUA OLA DISCHARGE WATER

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