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Ka`u, Hawai`i, United States
A locally owned and run community newspaper (www.kaucalendar.com) distributed in print to all Ka`u District residents of Ocean View, Na`alehu, Pahala, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park, Volcano Village and Miloli`i on the Big Island of Hawai`i. This blog is where you can catch up on what's happening daily with our news briefs. This blog is provided by The Ka`u Calendar Newspaper (kaucalendar.com), Pahala Plantation Cottages (pahalaplantationcottages.com), Local Productions, Inc. and the Edmund C. Olson Trust.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Kaʻū News Briefs, Thursday, February 14, 2019

Panaʻewa Stampede happens this weekend just outside of Hilo, Feb. 16 through 18, Saturday through Monday, with 
rodeo competitors from Kaʻū and around the island joined by rodeo clowns and other entertainers. 
"I CAN THINK OF A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT ARE ACTUAL EMERGENCIES," said Sen. Brian Schatz today, after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Pres. Donald Trump "indicated he will sign the [government funding] bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time."
     The 1,159 page funding bill was released late last night. Legislators have until Friday night at 7 p.m. HST to read, review, and pass the bill through both Houses before Trump signs it. The bill includes provisions to keep the government open through the end of September, and provides $1.375 billion for 55 miles of steel-post fencing at the southern border of the continental U.S. This is similar to the bill Trump rejected in December, triggering the 35-day shutdown, leaving more than 800,000 federal employees and contractors without pay when Trump's
A Donald Trump campaign sticker attached to a wall along
the southern border of the U.S. Photo from PBS
demand for $5.7 billion for more than 200 miles of steel or concrete wall were rejected. The President has threatened to fund the wall through an emergency declaration.
     Schatz said that Trump's "inability to negotiate with a coequal branch (Congress) is not an emergency. A failure to secure money (for the wall) is just not the same as a natural disaster or terrorism event. And I look forward to a big bipartisan vote rejecting this nonsense. Can you imagine the screaming of Obama did this?
     "Whether or not you vote to uphold this national emergency declaration is a pretty crisp litmus test for where you stand on the constitution and the separation of powers."
     Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said, "Every time a president declares a 'national emergency' in order to get his way on a particular issue, the closer we are to a dictatorship. Who needs Congress or the people if the president can make the decision on issues by himself? Very dangerous precedent."
     The New York Times reports the bill "also prohibits funds from being used to keep lawmakers from visiting and inspecting Homeland Security detention centers, following a number of highly publicized instances where Democratic lawmakers," including Sen. Mazie Hirono, "tried to visit detention centers and were turned away."

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A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is active for Hawaiʻi Island, reports the National Weather Service. Advisories from Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense include being cautious when driving in downpours, being alert to malfunctioning traffic signals, staying indoors when possible if lightning threatens the area, and being prepared for possible utility outages.
     A Winter Storm Warning remains in place for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits. "Very cold air aloft over the islands will continue to bring wintry conditions to the highest peaks," the National Weather Service stated. "Expect periods of snow, with icy roadways and very cold conditions. Wintry weather will also likely persist on the Big Island Summits through Friday afternoon."
     Alex Sosnowski, Senior Meteorologist at AccuWeather.com, reports the recent extreme weather conditions are due to a "Kona low." Kona refers to the western or southwestern side of an island. A low indicates a storm, reports Sosnowski, "which creates rising air and corresponding low atmospheric pressure. Rising air causes clouds to form and, if significant enough, can bring precipitation and strong winds. Developing Kona lows can tap into subtropical moisture and unload flooding rainfall."
     AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski says, "West to southwest winds associated with a Kona low can also cause significant waves beyond the protection of the reefs. Higher-than-normal water levels and coastal flooding can occur along the western and southwestern shores of the islands in the more extreme cases, especially when a corresponding storm develops in the lower part of the atmosphere. When a surface storm and the Kona low coincide is the most likely time for coastal flooding as well as flash flooding from heavy rainfall in Honolulu and other areas on the southern and western sides of the islands," which includes areas of Kaʻū.
     Sosnowski says, "While most of the weather produced by a Kona low is near the surface, the storm is usually most prevalent at the jet stream level of the atmosphere. As a Kona low forms, a southward dip in the jet stream evolves, then breaks off from the main jet stream and forms a circular jet stream pattern."
This satellite image shows a mature Kona low over the central 
Pacific Ocean on Dec. 19, 2010. Image from NOAA
     AccuWeather Meteorologist Maggie Samuhel says, "Kona lows are most common during the late fall, winter, and spring, and are associated with a southward plunge of cold air over the central Pacific Ocean." She says the presence of a Kona low can be revealed by an extensive area of bubbly clouds over the Pacific Ocean. "These storms typically approach Hawaiʻi from the northwest and then push cooler or colder air across the islands. Kona lows often tend to bring cloudy and wet conditions to the western and southwestern sides of the islands, or opposite of that of the prevailing trade winds."
     Colder air associated with Kona lows can produce snow and blizzard conditions over the peaks of the volcanoes. Kona lows often play a role in the movement of tropical storms that approach the islands from the south or the east during the summer and early autumn.
     Samuhel says, "If a Kona low is nearby, the position and counterclockwise circulation around the storm may cause a tropical storm to get very close to or be forced to turn away from the islands." On rare occasions, a Kona low can evolve into a subtropical and tropical storm.

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OFFSHORE EARTHQUAKES in Hawaiʻi are the focus of this week's Volcano Watch, written by U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and affiliates:
     Why do some Hawaiʻi earthquakes occur so far offshore?
     Earthquakes in Hawaiʻi are intimately related to the volcanoes. In addition to helping scientists track moving magma, sometimes they happen simply because the earth under the island chain gets bent out of shape.
     Earth's tectonic plates are made of the lithosphere, which is a mostly rigid layer extending from the crust into the upper mantle. As the Hawaiian Islands ride on top of the Pacific Plate, their immense weight bends, or flexes, the lithosphere. Like a bowling ball resting on a soft mattress, this bows the lithosphere downward in a moat-like depression centered on the main loading center under the Island of Hawai‘i. This results in stresses that can lead to earthquakes.
Many of the earthquakes in Hawaiʻi that extend offshore and up the island chain are due to plate bending, or flexure. 
The upper panel shows magnitude-5 and greater earthquakes since 1861, with some notable events labeled. The area 
of maximum flexural stress is within about 100 km (62 mi) from where the Island of Hawaiʻi loads the plate, but 
also extends about 300 km (186 mi) northward, as far as O‘ahu. The lower graphic is a cross-section depicting 
how the Hawaiian Islands rest on Earth's lithosphere and cause it to bend. Graphic from B. Shiro, USGS HVO
     Seismologists call these events "flexural earthquakes" to reflect their cause – plate bending. The massive Island of Hawai‘i produces the largest force on the lithosphere due to its relatively young age, which results in forces on the underlying lithosphere that have not yet evened out.
     The zone of maximum bending stress from this load extends about 100 km (62 mi) offshore from the island. As the plate re-adjusts back to a neutral position, it results in a raised bulge in the lithosphere that extends around O‘ahu about 300 km (186 mi) away. This is why earthquakes occasionally happen so far from the main area of seismic and volcanic activity on the Island of Hawai‘i.
     There have been two examples of offshore flexural earthquakes in the past month. They include a magnitude-3.7 event on January 21, which occurred about 240 km (149 mi) east of the Island of Hawai‘i, and a magnitude-4.6 event on February 7, about 84 km (52 mi) southwest of the island.
     The January event was too small and distant for anyone to feel. But the February earthquake produced shaking intensity up to VI on the Modified Mercalli scale earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/mercalli.php, and was reported by 115 citizens from Hawai‘i, Maui, and O‘ahu, up to 370 km (230 mi) from the epicenter. It was the largest earthquake felt in Hawaiʻi since a magnitude-4.4 earthquake shook the Island of Hawai‘i on August 9, 2018.
     Most earthquakes felt beyond the Island of Hawai‘i are presumed flexural earthquakes based on their estimated locations. Some historical examples include the magnitude-6.8 Lāna‘i earthquake on February 19, 1871; magnitude-6.8 Maui earthquake on January 22, 1938; magnitude-5.2 O‘ahu earthquake on June 28, 1948; magnitude-6.2 Honomu earthquake on April 26, 1973; and magnitude-6.7 Kīholo Bay and 6.1 Māhukona earthquakes on October 15, 2006.
The large red dot, lower left, shows where the
9:06 a.m. Feb. 7 quake occurred. USGS map
     Flexural earthquakes are sometimes called "mantle earthquakes," reflecting the fact that they often occur at depths within the Earth's upper mantle rather than within the crust. Seismic waves travel more efficiently through the mantle compared with the crust. This is one reason why mantle earthquakes can have widespread and sometimes damaging effects, especially as their sizes can exceed the magnitude-6 range.
     Thankfully, lithospheric flexure produces earthquakes in Hawaiʻi less frequently than those directly related to active volcanism. Each year, USGS HVO records tens of thousands of earthquakes on and near Hawaiʻi Island's active volcanoes, compared with only a few hundred offshore flexural events.
     The locations and magnitude parameters of earthquakes far offshore are not as well-constrained as events closer to the land-based seismic monitoring network. This is one reason why it's more difficult for scientists to determine precise locations and depths for earthquakes that happen far from the islands. Nevertheless, any type of earthquake can have hazard implications, so HVO maintains a constant vigil and closely monitors seismic activity in Hawaiʻi.
     The next time you feel an earthquake, even if you're far from it, we encourage you to submit a felt report via the USGS Did You Feel It? Website, earthquake.usgs.gov/dyfi. We also invite you to track earthquakes at volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/earthquakes.
Volcano Activity Updates
     Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.
     Three earthquakes with three or more felt reports occurred in the Hawaiian Islands during the past week: a magnitude-3.3 quake 13 km (8 mi) east of Honokaʻa at 6 km (4 mi) depth on Feb. 13 at 4:42 p.m. HST; a magnitude-2.1 quake 14 km (9 mi) southwest of Leilani Estates at 3 km (2 mi) depth on Feb. 7 at 9:43 a.m. HST; and a magnitude-4.6 quake 85 km (53 mi) southwest of Hawaiian Ocean View at 27 km (17 mi) depth on Feb. 7 at 9:06 a.m. HST.  
     Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of Kīlauea Volcano's deep East Rift Zone. Sulfur dioxide emission rates in the lower ERZ have been below detection limits since early September 2018. Sulfur dioxide emission rates at Kīlauea's summit and middle ERZ remain low, with each generally less than 30 tonnes per day. Occasional sulfur odors detected in some areas of Hawaiʻi Island are explained in a previous Volcano Watch article, volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hvo_volcano_watch.html?vwid=1392.
     Visit volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo for past Volcano Watch articles, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa updates, volcano photos, maps, recent earthquake info, and more. Call 808-967-8862 for weekly Kīlauea updates. Email questions to askHVO@usgs.gov.

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TROJANS BOYS VOLLEYBALL IS FUNDRAISING with an invitational tournament tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 15, to help the team fly to Maui for a preseason tournament, beginning Friday, Feb. 22.
     The tournament at Kaʻū District Gym will see the Trojans hosting Kamehameha teams from Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island as well as teams from Kealakeke and Pāhoa High Schools.
     Donations can be sent to Kaʻū High School, c/o Athletic Director Kalei Namohala 96-3150 Pikake StPāhalaHI96777, with the notation "Boys Volleyball Tournament on Maui."

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HARRY MCKEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WINDOW FOR KAʻŪ STUDENTS CLOSES TOMORROW, Friday, Feb. 15. College bound high school seniors and current college students are encouraged to apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
     Students must be residents of Kaʻū District and plan to attend any accredited college, university, technical institute, or vocational school, anywhere in the U.S. Students must enroll full time in the fall of 2019.
     The application and more information are at mckeescholarshipfoundation.weebly.com. Applications must be mailed to the foundation office in Ocean View by tomorrow.

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Print edition of The Kaʻū Calendar is free to 5,500 mailboxes 
throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
stands throughout the district. Read online at kaucalendar.com
Kaʻū High Winter Sports Schedule
Boys Basketball:
Feb. 21-23, Thu.-Sat., HHSAA
Feb. 20-21, Wed.-Thu., HHSAA

HULA KAHIKO FEATURING KUMU HULA KEALA CHING with Nā Wai Iwi Ola happens Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volcano Art Center's Hula Kahiko series continues with a performance on the kahua hula (hula platform) located near the VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
     Nā Wai Iwi Ola Foundation is based in Kailua-Kona, and was founded to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture and practices through hula protocol and ceremonies, the use and study of the Hawaiian language, and by embracing the stories of our kūpuna – past, present, and future.
     Presentation is free and open to the public and will be presented authentically in an outdoor setting, rain or shine without electronic amplification. Audience members are encouraged to bring sun and/or rain gear and sitting mats. National Park entrance fees may apply.
     These free events are supported in part by a grant from the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development and the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center's ʻohana. See volcanoartcenter.org/events for more or to register.

Wes Awana teaches ʻukulele to all ages this Saturday.
Photo from VAC
NĀ MEA HULA WITH WES AWANA happens Saturday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in conjunction with Volcano Art Center's Hula Kahiko series. This month, "All things hula" presents Volcano area musician Wes Awana, who shares his love of ‘ukulele and Hawaiian music by giving family-friendly lessons on the "iconic and inviting" ‘ukulele. These cultural demonstrations are hands-on and family friendly and occur on Hula Kahiko performance days. See volcanoartcenter.org/events for more or to register.

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PATCH Class #428, Building Emotional Literacy, Fri., Feb. 15, 8-11am, PARENTS, Inc. office, Nā‘ālehu. Sponsored by Tūtū and Me. No childcare provided. Register at 238-3472, rhall@patch-hi.org

PATCH Class #619, Relationships w/Families in your Family-Centered Care, Fri., Feb. 15, noon-3pm, PARENTS, Inc. office, Nā‘ālehu. Sponsored by Tūtū and Me. No childcare provided. Register at 238-3472, rhall@patch-hi.org

Fundraising Tournament for Kaʻū Trojans Boys Volleyball, Fri., Feb. 15, Kaʻū District Gym. Trojans host Kamehameha teams from Oʻahu and Hawaiʻi Island as well as teams from Kealakeke and Pāhoa High Schools. Funds will help the team fly to Maui for a preseason tournament, beginning Friday, Feb. 22. Donations can be sent to Kaʻū High School, c/o Athletic Director Kalei Namohala 96-3150 Pikake StPāhalaHI96777, with the notation "Boys Volleyball Tournament on Maui."

11th Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament, Sat., Feb. 16, 9-2pm, Punalu‘u Beach Park Pavilions. For keiki 1-14 years. Free. Event day registration open 8-10am. Pre-registration packets available at Nā‘ālehu Ace Hardware, Mizuno Supertte, Pāhala Gas Station, Nā‘ālehu Wiki Wiki Mart, Kahuku Country Market, and Ocean View Auto Parts. Free lunch and prizes. Guy Enriques, 217-2253, Wayne Kawachi, 937-4773. okaukakou.org

Ocean View C.E.R.T. Mtg., Sat., Feb. 16, 10-1pm, Ocean View Community Center. Community Emergency Response Team monthly meeting and training. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Hula Kahiko - Kumu Hula Keala Ching w/Nā Wai Iwi Ola, Sat., Feb. 16, 10:30-11:30am, performance at hula platform near Volcano Art Center Gallery. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Nā Mea Hula w/Wes Awana, Sat., Feb. 16, 11-1pm, Volcano Art Center Gallery porch. Hands-on cultural demonstration. Free; park entrance fees apply. 967-8222, volcanohula@gmail.com, volcanoartcenter.org

Panaʻewa Stampede takes place this year just outside of Hilo, the weekend of Feb. 16-18, with rodeo competitors from Kaʻū and around the island joined by rodeo clowns and other entertainers. HawaiiRodeoStampede.com

Ham Radio Mtg., Sat., Feb. 16, 2-3pm, Ocean View Community Center. ovcahi.org

Hawai‘i Wildlife Fund Community Cleanup, Sun., Feb. 17, contact in advance for meet up details. Space may be available; BYO-4WD welcome. Free; donations appreciated. RSVP to kahakai.cleanups@gmail.com or 769-7629.

Discovery Harbour Neighborhood Watch Mtg., Mon., Jan. 18, 5-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

Hawai‘i County Council Mtgs., Tue., Jan. 19, Committees; Wed., Jan. 20, Council, Kona. Ka‘ū residents can participate via videoconferencing at Nā‘ālehu State Office Building. Agendas at hawaiicounty.gov.

Discovery Harbour Volunteer Fire Dept. Mtg., Tue., Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. 929-9576, discoveryharbour.net

Ocean View Community Association Board of Directors Mtg., Wed., Feb. 20, 12:30-1:30pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Arts & Crafts Activity: Eagle Handprint, Wed., Feb. 20, 3:30-5pm, multi-purpose room, Ka‘ū District Gym. Register keiki ages 5-12 Feb. 11-19. Free. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Hawai‘i Disability Legal Services, Thu., Feb. 21, 9-noon, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Family Reading Night, Thu., Feb. 21, 6-7pm, Ocean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Paint Nite II, Thu., Feb. 21, 6-8pm, multi-purpose room, Ka‘ū District Gym, Pāhala. Open to adults. Register through Feb. 20. Supply fee. 928-3102, hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation

Nāʻālehu Celebrates Craft Month with open crafting for all ages, while supplies last. Crafting starts off at 3 p.m. each Thursday in February. Free. Contact Sara Kamibayashi at (808) 939-2442 for more.

11th Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament happens Saturday, Feb. 16, at Punalu‘u Beach Park Pavilions. Organized by ‘O Ka‘ū Kākou, the event doubles as a canned food drive.
     Applications are available at the event, and before the event at Nā‘ālehu Elementary School, Nā‘ālehu Ace Hardware, Pāhala Elementary School, Mizuno Superette in Pāhala, Pāhala Gas Station, Wiki Wiki Mart in Nā‘ālehu, Ka‘ū Learning Academy, Kahuku Country Market in Ocean View, or Ocean View Auto Parts.
     Registration at the event is open from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Welcome, rules, and distribution of poles and bait from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Keiki, aged one to 14 years old, can fish from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A free lunch for all is available at noon, then awards and prizes are distributed at 1 p.m. Every participant gets a prize. For more information, call Guy Enriques, 217-2253, or Wayne Kawachi, 937-4773. See okaukakou.org.

Panaʻewa Stampede takes place this year just outside of Hilo, the weekend of Feb. 16-18, Saturday through Monday, with rodeo competitors from Kaʻū and around the island joined by rodeo clowns and other entertainers. See HawaiiRodeoStampede.com.

Hui Mālama Ola Nā ʻŌiwi classes offered in Ka‘ū include: Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP) on Wednesdays through Feb. 19. See more at hmono.org; Diabetes Management Classes on Mondays in February. Sign up by calling 969-9220 or online at hmono.org/classes.

Miss Kaʻū Coffee Pageant will accept applicants through Feb. 28. The pageant will be held again at the Ka‘ū District Gym on Saturday, April 27, 6 p.m. Miss Kaʻū Coffee and her court will represent the Kaʻū Coffee industry throughout the year at events in the community and beyond, her appearances sponsored by the Edmund C. Olson Trust, II. Pageant Director is Trinidad Marques. Scholarship Committee Directors are Julia Neal and Gloria Camba.
     The community can support the pageant through purchasing tickets, volunteering, and providing scholarships.
     Girls three to 24 years of age are encouraged to enter the pageant. Talents often include hula and singing. Competitive categories include Talent, Gown, Photogenic, Career-Interview, Characters Outfit, and Swimsuit for Miss Kaʻū Coffee. Pageant hopefuls contend for titles of Miss Ka‘ū Coffee, Jr. Miss Kaʻū Coffee, Miss Kaʻū Peaberry, and Miss Kaʻū Coffee Flower.
      Email tmarques@yahoo.com.

Volunteer on Midway Atoll for Six Months. The volunteer will serve as a communication assistant out on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, on or about March 12 through August. Applications are due by Feb. 28. Potential to be extended to a full year. Get more info and instructions on how to apply.

Applications for a Job to Help Kids with Healthy Eating and Living in Kaʻū are open through March 15. The position, through FoodCorps, is a full-time 11.5-month commitment from August 1, 2019 through July 15, 2020, at Pāhala Elementary School.
     In exchange for service, members receive: $22,000 living stipend paid bi-weekly over the 11.5-month term; $6,095 AmeriCorps Segal education award upon successful completion of service; Student loan deferral or forbearance, if eligible; partial childcare reimbursement, if eligible; Health insurance; Ongoing training, mentorship, and professional development.
     Apply at foodcorps.org/apply. See the service member position description for more details. Visit foodcorps.orgFacebook page, or contact seri.niimi-burch@foodcorps.org for more information.

Preschool Opens Doors Applications are open for the 2019-2020 school year. The Department of Human Services encourages families to apply before March 29. This program is for families seeking aid in paying for preschool. Applications, available at patchhawaii.org, received during this period will be considered for preschool participation during July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. For more information, visit bit.ly/2TolEOm or call 800-746-5620.

Kaʻū Coffee Fest invites non-profits, clubs, cooperatives, and businesses to sign up for booths to serve the public at the 11th annual Kaʻū Coffee Fest Hoʻolauleʻa on Saturday, May 4 at Pāhala Community Center. The all-day event comes with music, hula, coffee tasting, and meeting the famous Kaʻū Coffee farmers. See KauCoffeeFestival.com.
     Booth fees are $100 for food vendors; $60 for non-food items and crafts, including coffee and coffee samples; and $35 for pre-approved information displays. Campaign and other political displays are not invited. Fifty percent discounts are provided to bona fide non-profit organizations and cooperatives selling food, crafts, and coffee. Each vendor is responsible for a Department of Health permit, if serving food. Call Gail Nagata 933-0918. Vendors must also obtain county vendor permits costing $30 each, to be displayed at each booth.
     Apply by Friday, April 26. Application at KauCoffeeFestival.com. Email to biokepamoses@gmail.com; mail to Brenda Iokepa-Moses, P.O. Box 208PāhalaHI 96777; or call 808-731-5409.

Applications for a Paid Internship in Kaʻū for Kupu Hawai‘i and The Nature Conservancy are being accepted. The year-long, full-time position is in TNC's Hawai‘i Island Terrestrial Program, which stewards native forest preserves in Ka‘ū and South Kona. Benefits offered include: a $1,600 monthly living allowance, before taxes; a $5,920 education award towards higher education; health care and childcare benefit, if eligible; and receiving an entry-level conservation career experience.
     Application at kupuhawaii.org/conservation. For more, call The Nature Conservancy at 443-5401 or call Kupu Hawai‘i at 808-735-1221.

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