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County of Maui 2012 Summer Volunteer Hero

County of Maui 2012 Summer Volunteer Hero

The following information is provided by County of Maui Public Information Office:

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui 2012 Summer Volunteer Hero was awarded to Lori Feroldi.  Lori is a tireless volunteer giving countless hours of her time to the Haliimaile Community Garden where she is a leader of volunteer work days, Secretary-Treasurer of the Garden Council, manages garden maintenance projects, provides orientation for new gardeners, produces newsletters, writes and manages grants and works with garden membership.

Lori’s drive, dedication and sense of inclusiveness keeps the Hailiimaile Community Garden going strong!  Lori received a $25 Café O’Lei Gift Certificate for her loyal and caring service.

For more information on summer volunteer opportunities visit www.handsonmaui.com or call Wendy Stebbins, Volunteer Center Coordinator, at 270-7150.

The Sunrise from Haleakala is well known...but there is so much more

The Sunrise from Haleakala is well known...but there is so much more

On almost any given day,  hundreds of people make the early morning drive up to the 10,000 ft summit of Haleakala on Maui to witness the sunrise.  It is the closest most will come to seeing the heavens with their own eyes.  In the pre-dawn hours there is a line of cars driving up the windy road.  Once above the clouds,  the stars are too plentiful to count.  It is a view to the skies that is simply amazing.  

As much as the sunrise is amazing,  there is so much more on Haleakala that is not noticed by most.  Soon after the sunrise, many people turn back downhill and drive away.  If they could take a look around under the warming and brightened skies,  they would find a land of beauty and adventure to explore.

Maui County Offers Civil Defense Training Opportunity

Maui County Offers Civil Defense Training Opportunity

The following information is provided by Maui County:

Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes being held Upcountry.

Hurricane season brings a unique awareness to the Islands of Hawaii. Dry brush and high winds are currently creating fire hazards around Maui County. Home fires, flash floods, flu epidemics -- disasters are unexpected and disrupt lives. Preparation for the unexpected helps people take a level of control over their own safety, reduces anziety, and provides the possibility of resuming a normal life more quickly in the aftermath of disaster.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training educates people about hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

State Forest Reserves Closed on Maui due to Fire and Winds

State Forest Reserves Closed on Maui due to Fire and Winds

The following information is provided by Department of Land and Natural Resources:

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed the Makawao State Forest Reserve due to an ongoing forest fire a above the Kahakapao reservoir. The fire is 40 percent contained at approximately 4 acres amid eucalyptus and non-native shrubs. Maui Fire Department crews first responded to the fire with help of two helicopters doing water drops. DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) firefighters took on the ground fighting tasks this morning with 12 field personnel.  

A high wind advisory has been issued by National Weather Service for the fire area; winds are 15 to 25 miles per hour, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour.

Surfrider’s chapters celebrate International Surf Day with beach cleanups

Surfrider’s chapters celebrate International Surf Day with beach cleanups

LAHAINA (HawaiiNewsNow) -The Surfrider Foundation’s Hawaii Chapters announced they will be hosting beach cleanups and special events in celebration of the 8th Annual International Surfing Day (ISD) on June 20th.  Observed globally on June 20th International Surfing Day celebrates the sport of surfing and helps raise awareness about issues facing our oceans, waves and beaches.  Here are the dates, times and places of Surfrider’s cleanups and events in Hawaii:

Maui Chapter: Sat., 6/16, Launiupoko Beach, Lahaina, 8:30am

Hyatt Maui Offers Free Vow Renewal During Venus Transit

Hyatt Maui Offers Free Vow Renewal During Venus Transit

The following information is provided by Hyatt Regency Maui:

When:             Tuesday, June 5

                         3 p.m. – Couples arrive

                         4 p.m.

GOING GREEN at Baldwin High School

GOING GREEN at Baldwin High School

Information courtesy: Rene Mansho

Wailuku, MAUI- May 14, 2012 – Join Elle Cochran for arecycling event to provide a convenient way to divert waste from the landfills, reduce, re-use and recycle!

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

BHS parking lot, 1650 Kaahumanu Ave., Wailuku

It’s a one-stop drop off convenience extravaganza!

GOING GREEN helps the community to celebratesustainability to raise awareness and divert wastefrom our landfills, preserve natural resources.

Items accepted:

  • Computers, printer, scanners
  • One TV per car 
  • Cell phones, ink cartridges
  • Scrap metal, appliances
  • HI-5 Containers
  • Newspaper, cardboard
  • Batteries – all kinds
  • Cooking oil
  • Used eyeglasses, hearing aids, white socks
  • Telephone books, magazines
  • Usable clothing, household items
  • B