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Agreement Reached to Place a Conservation Easement Over Lands Owned by Turtle Bay Resort
Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced an agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, The Trust for Public Land, and Turtle Bay Resort (TBR) to establish a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku. Portions of this land had previously been planned for development but will now be protected forever from future development.

“As I said in my State of the State Address this year, ‘there are times for planning, and there are times for acting; now is the time to preserve open spaces at Turtle Bay,’” Gov. Abercrombie said. “This historic agreement is the result of public and private interests joining together to benefit the people of Hawaii and our visitors. This protects the heritage and rural character of the North Shore to ‘Keep the Country Country.’ ”
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Agreement Reached to Place a Conservation Easement Over Lands Owned by Turtle Bay Resort

Gov. Neil Abercrombie today announced an agreement has been reached between the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, The Trust for Public Land, and Turtle Bay Resort (TBR) to establish a conservation easement on 665.8 acres of land at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku. Portions of this land had previously been planned for development but will now be protected forever from future development.

“As I said in my State of the State Address this year, ‘there are times for planning, and there are times for acting; now is the time to preserve open spaces at Turtle Bay,’” Gov. Abercrombie said. “This historic agreement is the result of public and private interests joining together to benefit the people of Hawaii and our visitors. This protects the heritage and rural character of the North Shore to ‘Keep the Country Country.’ ”

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Yesterday, Governor Abercrombie was joined by Schatz Seniors Julia Jiminez and Julian Morimoto as he testified before a Senate Subcommittee Field Hearing on sustainability.
Governor presented an update on the Navigating Change Report as well as recent activities as a member of President Obama’s Task Force On Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
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Yesterday, Governor Abercrombie was joined by Schatz Seniors Julia Jiminez and Julian Morimoto as he testified before a Senate Subcommittee Field Hearing on sustainability.

Governor presented an update on the Navigating Change Report as well as recent activities as a member of President Obama’s Task Force On Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

“While we would like to have had the Pro Bowl in Hawaii in 2015, the return of the Pro Bowl in 2016 provides the state with an opportunity to showcase our islands unique culture and beauty.
“Our state stands ready to create another memorable experience for the world’s best football players, their families and the fans.”
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“While we would like to have had the Pro Bowl in Hawaii in 2015, the return of the Pro Bowl in 2016 provides the state with an opportunity to showcase our islands unique culture and beauty.

“Our state stands ready to create another memorable experience for the world’s best football players, their families and the fans.”

Invasive species like the poison dart frog can be devastating for Hawaii’s fragile ecosystem. We are proud of our Hawaii Department of Agriculture for their quick work in preventing animals like these from entering the wild. 
If you are in possession of an illegal animal the State’s Amnesty Program allows them to be turned in and provides immunity from prosecution. Illegal animals may be turned in to any HDOA Office, Honolulu Zoo, Panaewa Zoo in Hilo or any Humane Society – no questions asked and no fines assessed.
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Invasive species like the poison dart frog can be devastating for Hawaii’s fragile ecosystem. We are proud of our Hawaii Department of Agriculture for their quick work in preventing animals like these from entering the wild. 

If you are in possession of an illegal animal the State’s Amnesty Program allows them to be turned in and provides immunity from prosecution. Illegal animals may be turned in to any HDOA Office, Honolulu Zoo, Panaewa Zoo in Hilo or any Humane Society – no questions asked and no fines assessed.

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