Learn about Watersheds! UH Manoa February 8th 2017

Watershed Partnerships 2017 RFP

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources seeks to fund the
implementation of projects undertaken by watershed partnerships in accordance with
approved watershed management plans negotiated with private landowners. Multiple
awards will be made under this request for proposals. Final awards are subject to the
availability of funds or State budget restrictions and procedures.
Approximately $2.5 million dollars from the General Fund is available through this RFP.

Please see the RFP here: Request For Proposals No. WP17

2016 WCC Hawaii – Experience Proposals

In September 2016 Hawai`i will welcome 8,000 participants from over 160 countries at the IUCN 2016 World Conservation Congress. Although the Congress sessions will be held at the Hawai`i Convention Center, we have the opportunity to bring the Congress to our communities via excursions and pre and post experiences, and to share how Hawai`i is incorporating modern science and indigenous knowledge in the spirit of true Aloha to help preserve and sustain our environment and our culture. It will also be an opportunity to learn from conservation experts around the world of their challenges and best practices.

The 2016 WCC Hawaii Host Committee is inviting  those that are interested in hosting the participants of the IUCN 2016 World Conservation Congress to submit their proposals for excursions and pre and post experiences by filling out this  form .
The selection timeline for the excursions and pre and post proposals is as follows:

September 4, 2015: Date due for proposals.

September 8-16, 2015: Review and vetting of proposal by each county

September 17-28, 2015: Review and selection of proposals by the Host Committee Programs Excursions and Pre/Post Working Group and IUCN.

October 9, 2015: Launch of the registration web site.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SUBMITTED OR ARE PLANNING ON SUBMITTING YOUR PROPOSALS THROUGH YOUR COUNTY/ISLAND: Please check with your county contact to see if you will be included in their information, or if you should submit directly via this form.

Kaua`i: Margaret Clark – mclark@ntbg.org (mailto:mclark@ntbg.org)
Maui: Rob Parsons – robert.parsons@co.maui.hi.us (mailto:robert.parsons@co.maui.hi.us)
Hawai`i (Big Island): Ross Birch – rbirch@hvcb.org (mailto:rbirch@hvcb.org)

O`ahu – Please submit your proposals via this form.

Molokai – Waikamoi Bird Loop Trail Work

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Hawaii Island – Palila Palooza

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Ka‘ala NAR Outplanting and Watershed Protection in the News!

Friday’s KGMB evening news lead story was Kaala NAR outplanting and watershed protection. View it here

Its great coverage of the watershed initiative, the NARS, and rare plant protection.

Thanks to all those that organized the trip and provided interviews!

East Moloka`i Watershed Partnership Newsletter Now Available

The April eddition of NEWSFLASH the East Moloka`i Watershed Partnership Newsletter is now available online. Click here to catch up on the latest EMoWP happenings!

TMA 2011 Newsletter Now Available

Download 2011 TMA Newsletter here.

The Last Drop

A promising plan, aimed at doubling the area of protected watershed over the next 10 years, has been launched by Gov. Abercrombie and state water officials. Aptly entitled, “The Rain Follows the Forest,” the $11 million per year stewardship initiative will create some 150 jobs, investing now to ensure the long term availability of fresh water statewide. Groundwater levels in Pearl Harbor, source of over 60 percent of Oahu’s water, have declined by half since 1990. Read more here.

Watershed protection is vital

Spending millions of taxpayer dollars to replenish Hawaii’s vegetation and native forests may seem extravagant except for the alternative: public consumption reliant on declining sources for absorbing rainwater and replenishing groundwater. The alternative would be to take the salt out of ocean water at enormous expense, which is why Gov. Neil Abercrombie is asking legislators to save the forests. The response should not be delayed. Read more here.