County poised to award PONC grants

Waipio Valley lookout (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

Overlooking Kealakekua Bay, the historic Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Gardens includes five parcels of land featuring accessible and well-explained archaeological sites. (Megan Hadley/West Hawaii Today)

Improvements at Amy B. H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden top the list of awards to nonprofits the administration is recommending for the use of property tax funds earmarked for the county Public Access, Open Space and Natural Resources Commission.