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The City’s Historic Parks and Projects office is holding another public information presentation on the Mayor’s planned revitalization of Thomas Square. Encourage your attendance. As part of the renovation, the City currently plans on including a statue of Kamehameha III and the Hawaiian Flag. The renovation takes place in several phases. The City Council has not approved funding for all phases. In terms of priorities, some in the community have expressed these concerns: 1) The park is for recreational purposes, not a museum. 2) If funds should be made available, priority should be given to recreational items, not the Kamehameha statue. 3) Why not a statue of Admiral Thomas? 4) What will the City do with the comments of community members during these informational presentations, or is this a done deal? 5) Should the fountain be retained or replaced with something more environmentally and recreation friendly?

Thomas Square Renovation Public Meeting
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Mission Memorial Hearings Room
(550 South King Street, 1st floor, enter from mauka side of red brick building)
* Free parking at the Fasi Municipal parking structure, enter from Beretania Street

Please forward this invite to any others who may be interested in attending, and bring a friend with you.

Contact Chris Dacus, Executive Assistant, Historic Parks and Projects with further questions at (808)768-4946. RSVP by email to cdacus@honolulu.gov

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IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawai’i 2016


Volunteers are needed to support the IUCN World Conservation Congress (IUCN Congress) being held September 1-10, 2016, at the Hawaii Convention Center. Held once every four years, the IUCN Congress brings together several thousand leaders and decision-makers from government, NGOs, science, business and academia with the goal of conserving the environment and harnessing the solutions nature offers to answer global challenges.

As a volunteer, you will play an important role in creating a welcoming atmosphere for delegates and visitors while assisting the IUCN to deliver a professionally run Congress. Help is needed in a variety of roles including delegate greeters, room monitors, reception assistants, retail sales and other event duties.

If you have the time, commitment, enthusiasm and experience to help us create this once in a lifetime event here in Hawaii, then we want you!

Minimum Requirements

Volunteers must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be available to volunteer between September 1-10, 2016, in Honolulu
  • attend volunteer training prior to the Congress (in August)
  • be able to take care of your own travel arrangements, accommodations, meals and parking
  • be professional , committed, hard-working, reliable and culturally sensitive.


  • Volunteers must work three (3) five-hour shifts to receive access to four (4) days of the Congress.
  • Volunteers must work 30 hours or more to receive access to the full ten (10) days of the Congress.


  • Volunteer schedules and positions will be announced in late June/early July by email.
  • Volunteers may then sign up for their shifts.

To sign up, please visit https://hawaii.iucnworldconservationcongress.org/whats-new/volunteer/

For information, please visit: https://hawaii.iucnworldconservationcongress.org.