The public is invited to attend a workshop exploring strategies and financial incentives to preserve and care for Hawaii’s agricultural lands on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wainaku Executive Center at 26-238 Hawaii Belt Road in Hilo.
The Oahu Resource Conservation and Development Council has been working with the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust and partners from around the state to bring this workshop to Hilo.
The morning session includes an overview of land preservation tools, including conservation easements and Important Ag Lands designation, and information on a variety of available funding sources. The afternoon session includes round table discussions with expert presenters, including representatives from federal, state and county agencies, local land trusts and conservation organizations, and landowners who have decided to preserve their land.
A $20 registration fee is required and covers refreshments and lunch. Participants may register at www.oahurcd.org (follow the “read more” link on the featured projects at the top). Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 21. Questions about the workshop or the registration process should be directed to Jean Brokish at Oahu RC&D: 808-622-9026.