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DLNR participating in Statewide Earth Month events
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DLNR participating in Statewide Earth Month events

News Release from DLNR

HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is celebrating Earth Month in collaborations with several Earth Day events to share stewardship tips with the public.  Together we can all protect our natural and cultural resources for a healthy environment and a clean world. 

“DLNR is attending these events, along with several other organizations, to draw attention to the care of our resources during Earth Month.  We encourage anyone to bring the family out to celebrate Earth Day and learn more about what the Department is doing, and what individuals can do, to be good stewards of Hawaii’s resources,” said Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr., “We’re thankful for the hard work and commitment of the organization hosting community events focusing on our environment.” 

Scheduled Events

Oahu

April 13, 2013

Saturday 9 am – 2 pm

Mauka to Makai Oceans Day at Waikiki Aquarium

This family-friendly event will have hands on educational displays and showcase more than 20 city, state, and federal agencies that are aimed to preserve and protect Hawaii’s environment.  The City & County of Honolulu and State of Hawaii Department of Health host this Earth Day celebration at Waikiki Aquarium with an emphasis on the Island’s unique water resources from mauka to makai.

The event is free; trolley service from Waikiki Elementary school will start at 8:45AM. 

DLNR’s Division of Aquatic Resources Sea Urchin Hatchery, Commission on Water Resources Management, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and the co-managed Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary are participating and will have informational booths and activities for kids. DAR Sea Urchin Hatchery is donating 200 native collector sea urchins to the Waikiki Aquarium as part of the Mauka to Makai Expo.

For more information visit www.waquarium.org/news-events.html  or www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com/storm/

April 13-14, 2013

Saturday 9 am – 7 pm and Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Ocean Expo at Neil Blaisdell Convention Center - Exhibition Hall

DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and the Aquatic Invasive Species; DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will team with the USCG Auxiliary, Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron, Hawaii Ocean Safety Team (HOST); and the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) are participating to meet and greet the public and provide information and family activities.  Special guest appearance of Coastie the Safety Boat.  

For more information visit www.hawaiioceanexpo.com/

April 20, 2013

Saturday, 9:30 am – 3 pm

Honolulu Zoo Earth Day

DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary are participating in a family friendly Earth Day event coordinated by The Honolulu Zoo.  DLNR DOFAW staff are participating to share information on Project Learning Tree and forestry information on landowner assistance programs along with samples of educational posters, coloring books, and activities for kids.  Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary booth will share information about the sanctuary program, the humpback whales  and the disentanglement program and children's marine science activities.  Note: Event requires zoo admission.

For more information visit www.honoluluzoo.org

April 20, 2013

Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

Earth Day at Windward Mall Center Court

DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) is participating in a family friendly Earth Day event coordinated by The Nature Conservancy.  Along with informational booths the Aquatic Invasive Species booth will have invasive algae samples, juvenile urchins, a Super Sucker video and the Marine Wildlife Program will have a hands on activity to teach kids how to make barbless circle hooks and to share information about the population, diet, and responsible viewing of monk seals and sea turtles.

For more information visit www.windwardmall.com/event/earth-day-at-windward-mall/

April 20, 2013 

Saturday, Noon – 4 pm

Earth Day at Sea Life Park 

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Sea Life Park are hosting the annual Earth Day Cleanup and continuing the fun with an Arts & Music Festival.  Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary booth will share information about the sanctuary program, the humpback whales  and the disentanglement program and children's marine science activities. 

For more information visit www.facebook.com/SeaLifeHawaii

April 20, 2013

Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm

Earth Day at Pearl Harbor

Hosted by Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) will team with the USCG Auxiliary to provide boating safety outreach materials for ocean users and make custom ColorOn t-shirts for children.  Special guest appearance of Coastie the Safety Boat.  Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary will share information about the sanctuary program, the humpback whales  and the disentanglement program and children's marine science activities.

Note: The event is open to NEX patrons and those that can obtain access to the base.

For more information visit www.hookelenews.com

April 22, 2013

Monday, 10 am – 1 pm

Navy Earth Day 2013 at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, Kilo-8 Pier

DLNR Division of State Parks, Division of Aquatic Resources – Aquatic Invasive Species Program, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, and the Waianae Mountains Watershed Partnership are participating with informational booths and family activities at this event hosted by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor.

Note: The event is open to anyone can obtain access to the base.

April 24, 2013

Wednesday, 1 - 4 p.m.

Earth Day Festival at Schofield Barracks at the Kalakaua Community Center 

DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary are participating with informational booths and family activities at this event Sponsored by Island Palm Communities and the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Public Works.

For more information visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sustainability/EarthMonth/IPC_EarthDay_24thPoster.pdf

April 27 2013 

Saturday, 10 am – 2 pm

Earth Day at Fort Shafter

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary booth will share information about the sanctuary program, the humpback whales and the disentanglement program and children's marine science activities at this event Sponsored by Island Palm Communities and the U.S. Army Garrison Directorate of Public Works. 

For more information visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/sustainability/EarthMonth/IPC_EarthDay_27thPoster.pdf

Molokai

April 19, 2013

Friday, 5 pm – 9 pm

Molokai Earth Day at Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai

DLNR Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) are participating in a family friendly Earth Day event coordinated by The Nature Conservancy.  DAR staff will share information on the Hawaii Marine Recreational Fishing Survey, measurement guides, fishing regulations, etc.  DOFAW staff will share information on Project Learning Tree and landowner assistance programs along with samples of educational posters, coloring books, and activities for kids. 

For more information visit www.molokaievents.com/

For more information on the Department programs visit dlnr.hawaii.gov  or find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/HawaiiDLNR to keep up with the latest events, activities, and news.  Or feel free to call or stop by a DLNR office, contact information is available under the “contact us” tab.

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