The Hawaii Island Art Alliance sponsored Abstract Only! juried exhibit at the Wailoa Center came to a successful conclusion on Aug. 30 despite Hurricane Lane’s antics, as the storm flooded out the Wailoa State Park and Wailoa Center’s lower lanai area for 6 days before it could reopen.
Everyone is invited to find their park and experience Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes and more from Ka‘u to Volcano to Hilo.
In 1902, Thomas A. Jaggar, a geologist and founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, visited the scene of one of the most deadly volcanic disasters in modern history: Mount Pelee on the Caribbean Island of Martinique.
Record rainfall in many parts of our island has caused the loss of essential nutrients. Parts of East Hawaii received 4-5 feet of precipitation that not only removed nutrients like nitrogen, but actual top soil as well. West Hawaii received much less but with our excessively porous rocky areas, even 5 or 6 inches of rain can leach important elements essential to plant growth.