Entries by liam

Niuli‘i Coastal Land Dedicated to Cultural Preservation

March 24, 2016 (Kohala Mountain News)—Lands along almost the entire coast at Niuli‘i have been donated to The Kohala Center, a Waimea-based non-profit organization dedicated to long-term protection and cultural stewardship of land. The 48-acres span about a mile of the cliff coast from Keokea Park to Neue Bay near Pololu Valley. » Read more

The Kohala Center receives $8 million in land gifts

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—March 21, 2016—A new program created by The Kohala Center encourages landowners who are contemplating selling their properties, but are concerned about future use, to consider donating them to the Waimea-based nonprofit. » Read more

Field Crew Member, Kohala Watershed Partnership

The Kohala Center seeks a full-time field crew member for our Kohala Watershed Partnership program to assist with the implementation of on-the-ground watershed conservation efforts, including, but not limited to: constructing and maintaining fences and sediment check dams, invasive plant control, including surveys, controlling feral animals, conducting biological surveys, growing and planting native species. Candidates must have experience in […]

Part-time Staff, Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center

The Kohala Center seeks part-time retail center staff for our Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center based at Kahalu‘u Bay Beach Park on Hawai‘i Island. Responsibilities include set-up and break-down of the mobile education center, daily cash and credit card reconciliation, and daily deposits. Must maintain a pleasant and professional attitude to all visitors and staff and serve as […]

2016 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium set for February 26

KAILUA-KONA, Hawai‘i—January 25, 2016—The 2016 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawai‘i. The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 26, at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. » Read more

Now recruiting FoodCorps Hawai‘i Service Members!

Applications for the 2016–2017 cohort of FoodCorps Hawai‘i service members are available at foodcorps.org. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2016. For more information about FoodCorps Hawai‘i please visit kohalacenter.org/hisgn/foodcorps-hawaii. You can also follow FoodCorps Hawai‘i on Facebook at facebook.com/FoodCorpsHawaii.

A farm of gardens

January 13, 2016 (West Hawaii Today)—The early morning air at Kawanui Farm was filled with the sweet scent of wood smoke. Gerry Herbert emerged from the house to greet me, dressed warmly. “We have a fire in the fireplace almost every morning in winter,” he said, rubbing his hands together to retain their warmth. He […]

HI-MEET: Connecting the environment with the classroom

December 16, 2015 (North Hawaii News)—Teachers gathered at Paniau in Puako for a field workshop, provided by The Kohala Center’s HI-MEET (Hawaii Meaningful Environmental Education for Teachers) program on Dec. 5. They know where authentic learning takes place and it’s not necessarily in the classroom. Observation, questions, data collection, analysis; these are the science activities […]