Hawaii loves to count wildlife and March 16th was the “Every Kolea Counts” event that occurred in Hawaii. A webinar at noon talked about the Pacific Golden-Plovers, their habitats, and their behaviors. The National Marine Sanctuaries hosted the event whose aim is to educate the community about marine wildlife in both formal and informal settings.
The state is moving forward to release millions of incompatible male mosquitos in Maui as a last-ditch effort to save a couple of species of Hawaii honeycreepers that are on the brink of extinction due to mosquito-borne avian malaria. Conservationists hope the project saves the endangered birds and prevents additional honeycreepers from making the list.
A 52-acre lagoon park opened in Ewa Beach on Saturday, 3/25/2023, and includes Hawaii’s first deep water standing wave pool. The $112 million complex includes three restaurants, a coffee shop and bar, two event lawns, boardwalk, firepit and terrace, and the Nalo Kai Club with private lounge. The park replaces Haseko’s original plan to build a marina for the Hoakalei development.
One of Hawaii’s best known bottled water companies, Hawaiian Isles Water Company, has been shut down after filing for bankruptcy. The bankruptcy judge has appointed a trustee to place the company’s equipment in storage proceeding a planned auction.
Tim and seven teammates traveled to San Diego and represented Hawaii in the Tom Fey USTA Tri-Level National Invitational on March 17th, 18th, and 19th. Tim has attended about 15 national tournaments over the past decade and the teams usually finish somewhere near the middle of the pack. March turned out to be different with the men’s Hawaii team taking the national crown finishing first out of 17 teams.