I recently decided to take some photos of the famous Hilo Farmer’s Market. You can see the rest of the photos here
DLNR has approved a proposal by a landowner in the Kapoho area to restore an old, deteriorated fishpond in Kapoho. This is a 4.3 acre fishpond that was built sometime before 1893 and maintained until the mid-1900s. However, in recent years, the pond has fallen into disrepair. His proposal was to restore the pond it about a foot above the high-tide mark and leaving it ungated as a no-fishing zone. Of course, traditional, cultural, and religious practices in the area would still be allowed under the PASH (Public Access to Shoreline in Hawaii) laws. The owner still has to submit a preservation plan to DLNR’s State Historic Preservation Division. He’ll also have to submit preservation plans and consult with the Division of Aquatic Resources to stop or at least minimize the spread of invasive algae.
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The Tribune-Herald reported today (sorry, that link will probably only be good for a couple of weeks) that the County Council had approved funds to pay for a part-time “visitor access manager” to help educate people about the tidepools. Of course, not many people realize that the Vacationland Hawaii Community Association has been paying for port-a-potties and a guard/educator down there for the last year or so. Its great that the County is helping out.