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.’ ”
In remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gov. Neil Abercrombie is inviting the people of Hawaii to “ring a bell” at 6:01 p.m. today, 46 years to the minute after Dr. King was assassinated. In conjunction with the bell ringing, there will be a moment of silence at the State Capitol Rotunda.
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.
“Coco,” a towering Coconut Palm at the Hawea Heiau Complex in Hawaii Kai, is already on the National Register of Big Trees and needs your help to advance to the final four of this year’s Big Tree Madness.
April is Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawaii. Visit www.scd.hawaii.gov for a complete list of events and to learn more about preparing for tsunamis by creating a family emergency plan and an emergency supply kit.
"A child is only four once. Let’s make sure Hawaii’s children have the opportunities they need to succeed." - Wimmie explains why she supports Early Learning in Hawaii.