Carroll tells us a listener reported the Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) recently cut down trees by the Ala Wai Canal and dog park so the homeless would not have a place to hide. However, they just left the logs and branches in the canal. This practice will only encourage others to dump their junk into the canal, and will cause more problems
as the trash floats downstream into the harbor.
Next, Carroll talks about a small wetland area in Campbell Industrial Park that is home to ruddy turnstones, endangered Hawaiian stilts, wandering tatlers, sanderlings and golden plover. Unfortunately, the pond has been neglected and used as a dump for years, despite complaints to DLNR and the State Department of Health. The pond may be small, and it is not a designated
refuge, but the area is critical because it is one of only a few remaining wetlands that provide rest and food for wildlife. The state has a big problem with management of our natural resources. Carroll tells us why.
The next subject is food production in Hawaii, and the article in today's StarAdvertiser. Carroll explains how agriculture is a big, politically controlled industry. Just consider all the food that is destroyed to control prices. Independent farmers are begging for land while thousands of acres controlled by the state remain unused for farming. Agriculture
is not simple, and there is a lot to think about it.
A caller tells us several years ago, after inspecting the documents of incorporation showing involvement by the city government, he filed an ethics complaint about the Biki bike share program. Carroll also filed complaints, but has not heard a single thing back from the city. One of the problems is the use of public streets, sidewalks, and
parking spaces by a nonprofit company for bike racks. A number of people have commented on the Biki program. Carroll and the callers discuss details. Listen to Carroll's show for August 6, 2017.
PICTURES OF POND AND BIRDS AT CAMPBELL INDUSTRIAL PARK:
KITTY CORNER - TOO CUTE!
These, and other kittens like them, are looking for a home. Ages range from 3 to 12 months.
They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained. Now, all they need is your love. Who can resist a new kitten?
To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.orgto view some of the environmental and corruption issues
and resolved, in the past. You will also find him on YouTube at cox7826627 and on facebook.
Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.
Link here to a list of his shows. They can also be
on Olelo video on demand.
Carroll is hosting a weekly show, Eyes on Hawaii, on Thinktech Hawaii. The show streams live every other Tuesday at 12 noon. For the live stream, visit their website at www.thinktechhawaii.com
For a list of past shows, link here.
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