2nd Annual Waimea PrepareAthon
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

2nd Annual Waimea PrepareAthon

"The 2nd Annual Waimea PrepareAthon is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at Mana Christian Ohana.

This emergency preparedness fair that is part of the FEMA PrepareAthon program.

This is a free, fun, family community event. No alcohol and no smoking.

Emergency preparation is the focus and we have government agencies, companies and individuals who are passionate about preparing for disasters, and helping to make households and individuals more prepared to handle the unexpected.

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Puuwaawaa Cinder Cone Project Volunteer Day
Jul
18
8:15 AM08:15

Puuwaawaa Cinder Cone Project Volunteer Day

From our friends at DLNR DOFAW Napuu Conservation Project:

"Hū aʻe ka uahi, paukaʻa i na kamaʻāina

As the smoke billows, the natives are completely consumed.
Fire threatens native ecosystems and if not prevented could destroy such ecosystems forever. - The Hawaiian Dryland Forest Education Guide

We are in summer season, and with that we must embrace the sun and heat that comes along with it. During these hot times, it's extremely important that we prevent forest fires, which is the #1 RISK to the dryland forest. 

Join us Wednesday 7/18 for our monthly volunteer day. We'll be working on fencing the pu'u for the community Pu'u Project. Details and RSVP below.

WHEN
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 

Feel free to pass along this invitation to anyone else who may be interested!

The day will begin at 8:15 a.m. at Hicker check-in station and end by 3:30 p.m.

8:15   Meet at Hiker Check-in: Introduction to Place
8:30   Head to the puʻu
8:45   Work orientation. Hana!! 
12:00  Optional Potluck Lunch.
If you would like to participate, please bring a dish to share for our family-style potluck. Plates, silverware, etc. will be provided.

12:45  Continue to fence, etc. 
3:00 pm   Pau hana, put away all tools
3:30 pm   A hui hou kākou! 

WHAT
We will be fencing an exclosure on the puʻu, for a community puʻu project.

**Terrain is uneven with over grown vegetation. Weather can be hot and sunny or cold and rainy. The last bathroom stop will be at the hiker check-in**

Work is EXHILARATING and REWARDING!!!

Where
Puʻuwaʻawaʻa Cinder Cone

RSVP
Please email (napuuconservation@gmail.com) or call (808) 209-0596 to RSVP. 

BRING
Lunch to share for a potluck!
Plenty of water: multiple bottles please!
Sun protection
Rain gear
Sturdy hiking boots/shoes (closed-toe)are required

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Waiulaula Stream Restoration Project Community Event
Jul
14
12:00 PM12:00

Waiulaula Stream Restoration Project Community Event

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program invites you to a community showcase of their Waiulaula Stream Restoration Project.

Come to learn about their efforts to control erosion and polluted runoff at three sites in Waimea and enjoy some light pupus and beverages.

Contact Christopher Hawkins, Project Coordinator, with any questions Chris.Hawkins@CoastlinesGroup.org 

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Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science Fridays (Humans and Erosion in Hawaii)
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science Fridays (Humans and Erosion in Hawaii)

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Join our friends from South Kohala Coastal Partnership for the Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science Fridays summer series. Come learn, meet conservation professionals, and become an informed and active member of the conservation community, whether you are a long-time environmental advocate or are new to the scene. 

This month will feature Corina Cerovski-Darriau and John Stock from USGS, who are giving a talk titled: The Last Land: How Humans Changed Erosion in Hawai'i. John and Corina have been monitoring and mapping erosion in the Pelekane Watershed (as well as elsewhere throughout the State) for several years, and we are excited to invite them to share their work with the community.

The event is free and open to the public. Daylight Mind has extended their happy hour menu during these monthly talks!

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MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 29
Jun
29
7:30 AM07:30

MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 29

Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards Maui will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Maui and the rest of the state.

There will be two workshops on back-to-back days in late June to choose from — you may participate in either one according to your availability. If this June 29 date does not work for you, the other workshop will be:

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 4:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Keopuolani Hale, Kamehameha Schools Campus, 275 Aapueo Pkwy., Pukalani, HI 96768

To RSVP for the other workshop: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegetative-fuels-management-mapping-workshop-pukalani-june-28-tickets-46596792260

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects on Maui.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

We hope you can meet us there and contribute to this valuable and landmark effort for wildfire protection planning!

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MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 28
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

MAUI: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Pukalani June 28

Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards Maui will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Maui and the rest of the state.

If this June 28 date does not work for you, the other workshop will be:

Date: Friday, June 29, 2018
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Keopuolani Hale, Kamehameha Schools Campus, 275 Aapueo Pkwy., Pukalani, HI 96768
To RSVP for the other workshop: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegetative-fuels-management-mapping-workshop-pukalani-june-29-tickets-46596834386

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects on Maui.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

We hope you can meet us there and contribute to this valuable and landmark effort for wildfire protection planning!

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OAHU: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Manoa
Jun
27
9:30 AM09:30

OAHU: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop - Manoa

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Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards of the Koolau Mountains will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Oahu and the rest of the state.

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects on the Koolau Mountains.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

We hope you can meet us there and contribute to this valuable and landmark effort for wildfire protection planning!

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Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

OAHU: Kamilonui-Mariner's Cove Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

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Come support Kamilonui and Mariner’s Cove as they team up to become a joint Firewise Community, the first on the eastern half of Oahu. It takes many hands to keep the community safe from wildfires. Help clear brush from the closed portion of Hawaii Kai Drive and from the back of Kamilonui Valley on Saturday, June 23rd from 9 a.m. to noon. We are excited to see the community coming together on this project to make Kamilonui-Mariner’s Cove wildfire-ready (#WildfireReadyHI). 

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HAWAII: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop -Waimea
Jun
19
10:30 AM10:30

HAWAII: Vegetative Fuels Management Collaborative Mapping Workshop -Waimea

Register for FREE for Hawaii Wildfire’s upcoming Collaborative Vegetative Fuels Management Mapping Workshop.

Your participation in this workshop alongside fellow stewards of Hawaii Island will go a long way towards identifying key areas for managing wildfire hazards, which will improve collaborative and funding capacity for fuels treatment projects on Hawaii Island and the rest of the state.

Who should attend?

We request your participation if you are familiar with the locations of current vegetation management activities and the details of those projects anywhere on Hawaii Island.

Some examples of vegetative fuels management activities:

·      Firebreaks and access roads, etc.
·      Fuel reduction activities such as fuel breaks, grazing, thinning, etc.
·      Fuels or type conversion from high fire risk to lower fire risk such as shaded/living fuel breaks, native restoration projects, or transitioning to managed agriculture, etc.

No need to be tech-savvy. At the mapping workshop, Hawaii Wildfire staff will be available to walk you through the mapping process and you'll learn how to map your vegetative fuels management activities using GIS, digital mapping.

We hope you can meet us there and contribute to this valuable and landmark effort for wildfire protection planning!

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Jun
15
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga for a Cause - Benefit for HWMO

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Fire up your chakras for a great cause on Friday, June 15th from 5-7:30 p.m. That's right, we have teamed up with our friends (and neighbors) at Waimea Yoga who are graciously hosting a benefit for HWMO as part of their monthly series to support local non-profits. 

Come stretch, relax, breathe after a long day to support our projects that protect Hawaii's communities, lands and waters from the growing threat of wildfires. An hour-and-a-half Vinyasa yoga class and $20 donation will go a long way towards supporting the health of our residents and visitors and our beautiful forests and shorelines. There will also be a chance to learn more about HWMO and meet our team members during the before and after talk story sessions.

5:00-5:30 p.m.: Talk story
5:30-7:00 p.m.: Vinyasa class with Julie Martin
7:00-7:30 p.m.: Talk story, free pupus/tea, free giveaways from local businesses

*Discounted class packages available for all participants

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science Fridays (Sea Level Rise)

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Join our friends from South Kohala Coastal Partnership for the Talk Story on Tap: Aloha Science Fridays summer series. Come learn, meet conservation professionals, and become an informed and active member of the conservation community, whether you are a long-time environmental advocate or are new to the scene. 

This month's topic is "Meeting the Challenge of Sea Level Rise Through Technology" presented by a partner of HWMO, Chad Wiggins of The Nature Conservancy. 

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Jun
8
7:30 AM07:30

Hapuna Beach Celebration of World Oceans Day

"Hapuna Beach Celebration of World Oceans Day is on June 8th.

Healthy Oceans Healthy Planet Keiki friendly event

Meet the maker of Little Hawaiian Hands Mineral sunscreen

Hapuna Beach cleanup is from 7:30 to 9 AM. Sign up for the cleanup, email keeppuakobeautiful@gmail.com Meet us in the parking lot.

Partners share how they conserve and care for our ocean environment from 9
 to 2 PM
. Meet in the South pavilion. 

For more information, email dena.m.sedar@hawaii.gov"

Our partners from Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative will also be there and are holding a free native plant propagation workshop at 10 a.m. Rob Yagi, WDFI Preserve Manager, will demonstrate propagation techniques and provide tips for growing and planting. They will also have materials for you to propagate your own native seeds and cuttings. Admission is free but please RSVP by e-mailing robert@waikoloadryforest.org so that they can provide adequate materials. 

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Jun
4
5:00 PM17:00

June South Kohala Community Development Plan (CDP) Action Committee Meeting

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The next South Kohala Community Development Plan (CDP) Action Committee meeting is June 4 from 5-7p at the Lily Yoshimatsu Senior Center (Waimea Senior Center). 

You can play an active role in determining what the South Kohala Community looks like and the priorities you would like to see addressed (for example, better access for firefighters or buffer zones around communities or Firewise development practices) by participating in these meetings. 

Topics discussed will include:

  1. A presentation by Hawaii Wildfire Managment Organization regarding Firewise Communities and a summer 2018 outlook
  2. Goal Setting. The AC will discuss their priorities for 2018/2019 (see spreadsheet linked below)
  3. Capital Improvement Projects/Program (CIP) budget discussion 
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Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

3rd Annual Waianae Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair

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From our friends from the Waiʻanae Coast Disaster Readiness Team:

"The WCDRT in partnership with the Waiʻanae Coast Rotary Club (WCRC) and the Waiʻanae Military Civilian Advisory Council (WMCAC) are hosting the 3rd Annual Waiʻanae Coast Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the inner breezeway of Waiʻanae Mall (86-120 Farrington Highway Waiʻanae, Hawaiʻi 96792).

Come peruse the dozens of booths hosted by local, state, federal, private, and business organizations.  They will be sharing information, resources, interactive activities, and giveaways relating to general safety and emergency preparedness.  We will also have a number of static vehicle displays, demonstrations, and entertainment.  Hope to see you on June 2nd!"

Swing by HWMO's outreach booth for the latest wildfire preparedness information and youth activities.

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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2018
May
5
8:00 AM08:00

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2018

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The 5th anniversary of national Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is on Saturday May 5, 2018. If you have a project in mind for your community to improve the fire safety of your community, fill out a brief application for the chance to receive one of 150 $500 grants from State Farm through the NFPA. The application period is from January 8 until March 2. 

State Farm has helped fund several Wildfire Prep Day projects on Hawaii Island through this grant, including work days in Waikoloa Village, Honokoa, and Kanehoa. HWMO also received two grants from State Farm over the last couple of years to assist our effort in growing the Firewise Communities movement in Hawaii. We thank them for their kokua and commitment to improving wildfire protection for communities on the islands. 

"We had a very busy May 6 fire fuel reduction project. Approx. 6 tons of dry trees, grasses, shrubs, etc were removed and mulched to be used along the borders to further reduce our fire risks. We are very grateful for the funding that allowed us to make our community a more fire resistant and safer place to live."
Diane " Makaala" Kanealii, Executive Director, Kailapa Community Association (this quote is featured on the national page - thanks for representing Hawaii proudly, Makaala and the Honokoa Firewise Community!)

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7th Annual Wiliwili Festival
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

7th Annual Wiliwili Festival

Our friends from Waikoloa Dry Forest Initiative are inviting everyone, yet again, to their exciting, family-friendly event on February 10, 2018: the 7th Annual Wiliwili Festival.

"We are looking forward to our biggest community event of the year and beginning to plan the details! The Wiliwili Festival is a free, family-friendly event that celebrates our beloved wiliwili trees and the lowland dry forest of our islands. We will be inviting speakers, practitioners, nonprofits, vendors, conservation groups, and the public to join us for a day of educational activities, forest tours, workshops, live music and great food! We'll be sending out invitations and more information soon! If you'd like to become a business sponsor, donate to our silent auction or apply to host a booth, please contact us."

More info to come, but for now, Save the Date!

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 4)
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 4)

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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Agriculture & Environmental Awareness Day
Feb
10
8:00 AM08:00

Agriculture & Environmental Awareness Day

Come say hi to us at this year's Agriculture & Environmental Awareness Day at the Pearl City Urban Garden Center on Oahu. We will have information on how to prepare for wildfires, whether you are a resident, farmer, rancher, large landowner...the list goes on.

"The purpose of Agriculture & Environmental Awareness Day is to create a greater awareness and understanding of agriculture and the environment among students and teachers, and introduce students to career opportunities in agriculture and environmental studies."

Photo: Kalo growing at the Pearl City Urban Garden Center
 

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Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium 2018
Feb
9
9:00 AM09:00

Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium 2018

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This year is the twelfth annual Nāhelehele Dryland Forest Symposium. It will feature presentations by scientists and conservationists who are working to learn about and preserve Hawaiian dryland forest plants and ecosystems. The Symposium will be held at the Courtyard at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel on Friday, February 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Early registration until January 30th is $75 and includes lunch and $5 parking. Student registration is $40 (reduced from $55) thanks to sponsorship by Hawai’i Forest Institute. After January 30th, late registration increases to $90 ($55 for students). Registration is limited to 200 to preserve the quality of the event for everyone attending and to facilitate networking. There will be two accompanying field trips ($40 each, lunch provided) to to Pōhakuloa Training Area on Thursday, February 8th and the Queen Emma Land Trust Dry Forest Restoration Project on Saturday, February 10th.

The dryland forests of Hawai‘i are fragile habitats that are home to many of the rarest plants in the world. Dryland forests were once considered to be the most diverse forest ecosystem on the Hawaiian Islands but today they are extremely deforested and degraded. Only remnant patches of the habitat remain to remind us of the highly diverse community of plants and animals that once dominated the landscape of West Hawai‘i. The Dryland Forest Symposium provides a forum for hearing about recent developments in dryland forest conservation and restoration, and an opportunity to interact with others interested in dryland forest.

Speakers
Keynote speaker Dr. Rakan (Zak) Zahawi, new director of Lyon Arboretum at University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, will start things off with a talk about dry forest restoration work in Costa Rica entitled “Project Orange: the Power of Agricultural Waste to Regenerate a Forest.” Zahawi will be followed by Dr. Jonathan Price, University of Hawai‘i Hilo, talking about “Coming up with Real Restoration Baselines.”

Don’t wait to register – field trips are limited to 25 and are on a first come, first served basis.

Field Trips

Pōhakuloa Training Area Natural Resources Management Tour
Thursday, February 8, 2018   9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Queen Emma Land Trust Dry Forest Restoration Project
Saturday, February 10, 2018   9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

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World Wetlands Day
Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

World Wetlands Day

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If you are on Oahu, you should definitely go check out this event and join our friends from Livable Hawaii Kai Hui, partners of ours who are helping establish Oahu's first Firewise Community in Kamilonui-Mariner's Cove. 

"We at Livable Hawaii Kai Hui are simply overjoyed to invite you to the Aloha State's official World Wetlands Day event.  On Feb. 3, 2018, we will be hosting WWD 2018 at the Hāwea Heiau Complex & Keawāwa Wetland.  It will be a day full of fun and learning, including keiki crafts, talk-story sessions, hula, information booths, bird watching, and plantings of native flora grown right here in Maunalua.

This year's theme, set by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, is "Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future." We can't think of a better place than Maunalua, our developed Hawaii Kai suburb, to host WWD 2018. Tomorrow's needs can only be met if we acknowledge our dependence on the natural world today, and mālama the natural and cultural resources we still have access to.  Please be sure to join us, and share this message with your friends and family.

Our activity-filled day will kickoff with a loulu palm planting and dedication ceremony in honor of the late Ron Walker (1932-2012).  Ron was an extremely hard working wildlife biologist/wetland ecologist who dedicated decades of his life to the protection and enhancement of Hawaiian ecosystems.

Special thanks to all our participating organizations, and in particular, our partners who are helping to organize and sponsor this event: Conservation Council for Hawaiʻi; US Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Islands; Hawaii Audubon Society; The Oahu Club; Maunalua.net; DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife; Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency."

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 3)
Feb
3
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 3)

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 2)
Jan
27
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents (Training 2)

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents
Jan
20
8:30 AM08:30

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training for East Hawaii Residents

"Hawaii County Civil Defense is offering Community Emergency Response Team training for East Hawaii residents, which includes modules on emergency preparedness, emergency medical response, fire, light search and rescue, and more.

Training times and dates are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and 27 and Feb. 3 and 10 at Aupuni Conference Center. The course is free.

CERT training provides you with knowledge and skills to prepare for and properly respond to an emergency impacting you, your family and the community.

The comprehensive program includes modules on:

• Emergency preparedness

• Fire

• Emergency medical

• Light search and rescue

• Incident command organization

• Disaster psychology

• Emergency communications

• CERT and terrorism

• Classroom and hands-on experience

The Aupuni Conference Room is located at 101 Pauahi St.

For more information, visit www.citizencorps.gov/cert. To reserve a space in the class, contact hawaiicert@gmail.com."

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Jan
10
9:00 AM09:00

WEBINAR- The Wildfire Within: Firefighter Perspectives on Gender and Leadership in Wildland Fire

Date: January 10, 2018 12pm Mountain
Presenter: Rachel Reimer, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC, Canada

This project utilized a feminist appreciative approach to Action Research to facilitate a conversation about gender and leadership within the British Columbia Wildfire Service (BCWS). The research question was, “How might understanding gender and leadership support excellence in the BCWS?” This study found that amongst diverse perspectives on gender and leadership, ultimately gender discrimination is occurring within wildland fire culture in the BCWS. Participants suggested action steps based on supporting organizational and leadership learning through non-judgemental, safe spaces for dialogue. This provided an opportunity for the BCWS to transform the challenges associated with gender discrimination in the wildland fire profession through organizational learning.

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PFX Webinar: Land Cover Maps for Fire & Land Management
Nov
9
2:00 PM14:00

PFX Webinar: Land Cover Maps for Fire & Land Management

"Land cover maps are a powerful tool that can aid in better landscape-scale natural resource management decisions.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Vegetation and land cover GIS products for Hawaii and the US-Affiliated Pacific Islands;
  • A newly-developed, dynamic land cover product for Hawaii which identifies potential areas and rates of land cover change that has occurred since 2000;
  • Attributes and intended uses of these GIS products; and
  • Potential application of land cover products in the context of pre- and post-fire planning and reporting. 

This 40-minute presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of Q&A and group discussion, with participant input on the best land cover product applications and interfaces for different management uses. 

Intended Audience - Natural resource managers, fire managers, and GIS users in Hawaii and US-affiliated Pacific Islands who could benefit from understanding, on a landscape-scale, map data on vegetation, land cover, and land cover change.

Presenter
Matthew Lucas is a Master of Science graduate of the Natural Resource and Environmental Management Dept at University of Hawaii at Manoa. His specialty is GIS, remote sensing, and landscape ecology with a particular focus on developing spatial products which aid in conservation and natural resource management decisions.

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Run for the Dry Forest at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa
Oct
28
7:45 AM07:45

Run for the Dry Forest at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa

Calling all runners, volunteers, or families looking for a day of fun with Napuʻu Conservation Project on a Saturday at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa:

"We are very excited to be hosting the 11th Annual Run for the Dry Forest at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa on Saturday October 28th, 2017! We are currently looking for 10-15 more volunteers max (will be based on an order received basis). We need Course Marshals and help with Registration. Each volunteer will receive a free t-shirt featuring this year's featured species, Hōʻawa."

For more information, please e-mail: napuuconservation@gmail.com.

Banner photo: View of Hualalai from the top of Puʻuwaʻawa.

 

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California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Council 2017 Fall Meeting
Oct
25
to Oct 26

California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Council 2017 Fall Meeting

NOTE: Times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time

"The CNH Forest Fire Council invites you to its 2017 Fall meeting/workshop/training event. The event this year is being held at the Red Lion Hotel in Redding, CA. The focus this year will be based on the "Implementation of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy." It will highlight solutions, science, and stories of successful strategies to address wildland fire under the framework of the National Wildland Fire Management Strategy.

A "Line Building" session is also being planned after the first day's discussion. This line building is all about food, fellowship, and a few adult beverages. No Red Cards needed.

The event registration fee is $120. The fee includes coffee breaks as well as the evening "Line Building" session. Vendors are able to display their wares. A fee of $175 per table will be assessed for the entire session. Multiple tables are available as well. Vendors will still need to pay for the registration fee in addition to the table fee.

You will also have the opportunity to get more involved with the CNH Forest Fire Council. Election of officers is on the agenda. If you are interested, contact any of the Planning Committee members.

We look forward to a spirited event and look forward to seeing you!"

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Ala Kahakai Trail Association Waikoloa Community Meeting
Oct
7
1:00 PM13:00

Ala Kahakai Trail Association Waikoloa Community Meeting

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Ala Kahakai Trail Association is doing important work to restore and maintain historical trails in South Kohala and beyond. Their trail work also helps to prevent wildfires by managing invasive species, planting native plants, and installing informational signage. We hope you can join other interested community members for this October 7th meeting in Waikoloa!

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Get the Drift and Bag It Beach Cleanup at Hapuna Beach
Sep
27
8:00 AM08:00

Get the Drift and Bag It Beach Cleanup at Hapuna Beach

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Join Keep Puako Beautiful for United Nations World Tourism Day at Hapuna Beach on September 27 and keep our beautiful shoreline clean and fire-free. Bring personal gear, shoes, sunscreen, hat, lunch or snack, chair or mat and meet at the Hapuna Beach parking lot at 8 a.m. Informational booths will also be there from 9:30-12 p.m. More details in the flyer on the right.

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