DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
DAVID Y. IGE
SUZANNE D. CASE
HAWAI‘I’S LEGACY LAND CONSERVATION PROGRAM SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR CONSERVATION ACQUISITION FUNDS
HONOLULU – Protection of Hawai‘i lands having valuable cultural, natural, or agricultural resources can be achieved through grants from the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Legacy Land Conservation Program (LLCP).
Applications can now be made for annual grants from the State Land Conservation Fund for the acquisition and conservation of: watersheds; coastal areas, beaches, and ocean access; habitat protection; cultural and historic sites; recreational and public hunting areas; parks; natural areas; agricultural production; and open spaces and scenic resources.
State agencies, county agencies, and non-profit land conservation organizations may apply. Proposed projects may include acquisition of fee title or conservation easements.
County agencies and non-profit project applicants must be able to provide at least 25 percent of the total project costs.
The 2015-2016 grant program may provide up to a total of $4.5 million in grants, awarded through a competitive process and subject to any budget restrictions. Funds are from the State’s land conveyance tax; ten percent of these funds are set aside annually for the purpose of acquiring lands to protect Hawai‘i’s unique and valuable resources.
Since its inception in 2006, the Legacy Land Conservation Program has awarded funds for the protection of over 20,000 acres of lands having natural, cultural, and agricultural resource value, leveraging about two matching federal, private, and county dollars for every State dollar spent.
“Legacy Land grants help local agencies and organizations protect the lands and resources that improve the health and quality of life for Hawaii’s residents and visitors — parks for outdoor recreation, forested watersheds for clean drinking water, cultural landscapes for preservation of heritage, and agricultural lands for fresh local food,” stated DLNR Chairperson Suzanne Case. “Through Legacy Land, the Department forms partnerships to share the costs and responsibilities of purchasing and protecting these lands for the public, allowing the State to secure more of these resources for the public with a smaller portion of funding,” Case said.
Project applications will be reviewed by the Legacy Land Conservation Commission, which will nominate projects for funding.
Projects are subject to the approval of the Board of Land and Natural Resources, consultation with the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, review by the Department of the Attorney General and the approval of the Governor.
Final awards are subject to the availability of funds. Pursuant to pending 2015 legislation (Senate Bill 284, CD1), an application may be submitted by a nonprofit land conservation organization to seek $1,500,000 in funding for the Turtle Bay Special Fund to fund the State’s acquisition of lands and a conservation easement at Turtle Bay, O‘ahu.
Starting June 1, 2015, the forms and instructions for the 2015-2016 grant cycle will be available at http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/ecosystems/llcp/apply/.
In order to be considered for funding, applicants must submit Agency Consultation Forms by July 1, 2015. Grant applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 15, 2015. For more information on the Legacy Land Conservation Program, please visit http://dlnr.hawaii.gov/ecosystems/llcp/ or call (808) 586-0921.
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Gov. David Ige informed Sen. Shimabukuro that he had released funding for CIP projects in District 21:
WAIANAE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (WES)
NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
$4,500,000 (GO Bonds)
WAIANAE HIGH SCHOOL (WHS)
SEARIDER PRODUCTIONS (SP)
CONNECT BUILDINGS SP AND T
$500,000 (GO Bonds) FOR PLAN AND DESIGN
These CIP funding requests were 2 of Sen. Shimabukuro’s Top 4 priorities in 2013, and the WAM and FIN committees approved both during the 2013 Legislative Session. See worksheets below. Sen. Shimabukuro and her staff worked closely with staff and admin from WES, Searider Productions, and the Waianae Complex office to ensure that the project descriptions and justifications on each worksheet were accurate.
Additional funding for the WES project will be requested in a future session.
Additional funding for the WHS SP project was requested by Sen. Shimabukuro in this year’s 2015 legislative session. In addition, WHS administration requested that the project parameters be changed to include the option to “renovate, expand, and/or connect” Buildings SP and T in order to ensure that the funds would be used in the most productive and efficient way possible. The language change to expand the parameters was made by the WAM CIP staff and the funding was also approved*** by the Legislature.
*** any CIP funding approved by the Legislature and included in the final budget draft is still subject to RELEASE by the Governor.
From: Meghan.L.Small – Hawaii DOT
Subject: HDOT West Oahu Lane Closures: May 23 – May 29
Aloha, For your planning purposes, listed below are weekly roadwork updates for HDOT projects that may affect traffic to and from the West Oahu region. The list includes lane closures over the weekend and the upcoming week. For up-to-date information, please visit our HDOT roadwork website. To view current traffic conditions and images from over 200 traffic cameras around Oahu, please visit our GoAkamai traveler information website or download the GoAkamai mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. In addition, please follow us on Facebook and Twitter (DOTHawaii). Roadwork is weather-dependent, subject to change and items may be added without further notice. If you have any questions about these lane closures, please call the HDOT Public Affairs Office at 587-2160. Thank you for your interest in West Oahu traffic and mahalo!
— H-1 FREEWAY —
1) PEARL CITY (NIGHT WORK) Lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction at the Aiea Pedestrian Overpass between the Kaamilo Street Overpass and the Aiea/Kaneohe/Honolulu Off-Ramp (Exit 13A) on Tuesday, May 26, through Thursday morning, May 28, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly. · Three center lanes will be closed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. · Four center lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. Please pay attention to traffic control signs as the traffic will be routed around the closure. Construction will replace approximately 10,000 square feet of deteriorated pavement on the H-1 Freeway in the eastbound direction. The concrete deck will be replaced by approximately 84 precast panels.
2) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU Right lane closure on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl City/Waimalu Off-Ramp (Exit 10) and the H-1/H-2 Split on Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for deck widening. · One right lane closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday · Two right lanes closed on Thursday For more information, visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.
3) PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Right lane closures on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl City/Waimalu Off-Ramp (Exit 10) and the Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 8B) from 8 p.m. Saturday night, May 23, through 6 p.m., Sunday, May 24, for deck widening. · Three right lanes closed from 8 p.m., Saturday, May 23, through 10 a.m., Sunday morning, May 24 · Two right lanes closed Sunday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. · One right lane closed Sunday, May 24, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please visit the project website at www.pmcontraflow.com or call the project hotline at (808) 945-1144.
4) PEARL CITY (NIGHT WORK) Three lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in both directions between the Kamehameha Highway Overpass and the Waiawa Road Overpass on Tuesday night, May 26, through Friday morning, May 29, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project. · Three right eastbound lanes closed 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. · Three middle westbound lanes closed 9 .m. to 4 a.m. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
5) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Three right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Waiawa Road Overpass the Kamehameha Highway Overpass on Saturday night, May 23, through Sunday morning, May 24, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. for the rail project. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
6) SALT LAKE Lane closure of the Arizona Memorial/Stadium Off-Ramp (Exit 15A) to Kamehameha Highway in the westbound direction on Tuesday, May 26, through Friday, May 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for The Rail Project. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
7) WAIPAHU (NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 8B) from the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction on Tuesday night, May 26, through Friday morning, May 29, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
8) SALT LAKE TO HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Two right lanes closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Keehi Interchange and the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Off-Ramp (Exit 15B) from 9 p.m. on Friday, May 22, through 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 24. All ramps will remain open. Speed limits will be reduced to 15 mph in order to minimize traffic induced vibrations that may lead to cracking in the newly repaired deck. Airport Viaduct improvements include concrete deck replacements, expansion joint repairs, and pavement restriping. Work is located between the Pearl Harbor Interchange and the Keehi Interchange.
— FARRINGTON HIGHWAY —
1) PEARL CITY (NIGHT WORK) Lane closures on Farrington Highway in the eastbound direction between the Kamehameha Highway Overpass and Waiawa Road on Tuesday night, May 26, through Friday morning, May 29, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
2) PEARL CITY (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Full closure of the Farrington Highway eastbound on-ramp to the H-2 Freeway in the northbound direction on Saturday, May 23, through Sunday morning, May 24, from 8 p.m. to 10 a.m. and Tuesday night, May 26, through Friday morning, May 29, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., nightly, for the rail project. For more information, please visit the project website for The Rail at http://www.honolulutransit.org/.
State of Hawaii Department of Transportation
Public Affairs Office
869 Punchbowl Street, Room 507 Honolulu HI 96813-5097
Telephone: (808) 587-2160 Fax: (808) 587-2313