Seeking Applicants for Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund 2009-2010 Cycle

Interested parties may now apply for the City and County of Honolulu Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund 2009-2010 cycle to acquire real estate or any interest therein for land conservation within the City and County of Honolulu for the following purposes:

* Protection of watershed lands to preserve water quality and water supply
* Preservation of forests, beaches, coastal areas and agricultural lands
* Public outdoor recreation and education, including access to beaches and mountains
* Preservation of historic or culturally important land areas and sites
* Protection of significant habitats or ecosystems, including buffer zones
* Conservation of land in order to reduce erosion, floods, landslides, and runoff
* Acquisition of public access to public land and open space

For more information on the Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund, including a PDF fillable application, please visit or email Applications may be submitted starting August 1, 2009 and received no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2009.

Parents for Righteousness Conference on `Olelo

Maile spoke at the recent Parents for Righteousness conference regarding CPS issues. Here are the airdates:

Adoption Law (aka, Parents for Righteousness) Update
8/23/09 Sun 11:00 pm Channel 54

Makaha’s Own Pioneer Female Surfer Betty Winstedt

Here is a web page created by Donald Hutton featuring Maile’s interview of Betty Winstedt. Betty is a Makaha resident who is in her 90’s, and one of the pioneer female surfers. The web page includes links to a 45 minute video, 15 short takes of her haikus, and a couple of excerpts from the program about her pottery and trip to Peru. Here is the link:

The program will also be aired on `Olelo the following dates and times:
Betty Winstedt: A Legend
All on Channel 52
8/19/09 Wed 4:30 pm
9/8/09 Tue 5:00 pm
9/15/09 Tue 6:30 pm