January 19, 2011 by Barrie Moss, Outreach Coordinator We are now 16 months into our 18 month timeline. Not too much can be seen from the roads that skirt the perimeter of our site. All that might catch your eye as you drive by at 45 mph are small sections of new fenceline, a couple of water tanks, and some strange looking horizontal lines in the distance that are rows of sediment stop fabric. But if you had the opportunity to walk the 6,000 acres inside the fence, all the hard work of our 13 member crew and numerous interns would be fully evident.
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January 12, 2011 Kaiser Permanente Hawaii physicians and clinic staff will set aside their sterile medical garb, equipment and working environment and, instead, get down and dirty working in the dirt – volunteering in Hawaii Island school gardens to celebrate the 25th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. “Day of Service” on Monday, Jan. 17. In doing so, they hope to practice what they preach daily to patients via their “HEAL” prescription for “Healthy Eating, Active Living.”
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January 11, 2011 High school leaders from across country to attend isle event Island high school students are invited to join teens from across the country for a week-long outdoor adventure and an outstanding environmental leadership program — the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) on Hawaii Island in April. The Kohala Center and Brown University are offering a full scholarship for one student to attend BELL Hawai’i from April 15-22. This select national leadership program integrates the development of leadership skills with outstanding opportunities for high school students to study the biology, ecology, and cultural traditions of Hawai’i Island.
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