Announcements: May 19, 2021

KSWCD to hold Local Working Group meeting

The Kona Soil and Water Conservation District (KSWCD) will hold a facilitated Local Working Group meeting from 3 to 5 p.m. May 26.

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The working groups are assembled by soil and water conservation districts to gather information on the natural resource priorities for conservation activities supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The meeting will be held via Zoom, and all interested participants must pre-register for the meeting so they can be provided with access information. The focus of the meeting will be to solicit suggestions and comments on the draft long-range plan as well as thoughts on the resource issue of soil health and management. The plan will guide conservation work in the next five years.

Participation in the Local Working Group is open to all interested persons, including agricultural producers, owners/operators of farms and ranches, agricultural professionals in business, education, and natural resources, and community members with an interest in natural resource issues.

To pre-register, contact Janet Britt at (808) 339-9049 or by email at janet.britt@usda.gov.

Hawaiian Electric to conduct aerial line inspections

Hawaiian Electric will conduct quarterly aerial inspections of its major overhead transmission lines Monday through May 27.

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The islandwide inspections to improve system reliability are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, exact times and routes will depend on weather conditions. Inspections will be conducted in a Manuiwa Airways helicopter and require the aircraft to fly low and slow which may cause some noise disturbances.

Hawaiian Electric apologizes for any disruption this may cause. For more information or to express concerns, call (808) 969-6666.

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