Kim says no plans to raid money going to open space preservation

  • The Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden Visitor Center is seen in this file photo. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Peter Van Dyke, garden manager and Maile Melrose, board president check on a Hawaiian cotton plat in Jaunary at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Maile Melrose checks on an abutilon flower in January at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file)
  • The grounds of the Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. (File photo/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — The county budget might be tight in other areas, but there’s still plenty of money to buy and maintain land for open space preservation.