Proposals Due Sept. 1 For Conservation Cash

The City Council’s Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission has funds to support land acquisition on Oahu for conservation purposes, and it’s taking applications now through Sept. 1.

Proposed projects may seek preservation through purchase of fee title or conservation easements of forests, beaches, coastal areas and agricultural lands. According to commission chairwoman Jean Campbell, the group also will consider factors such as the degree of urgency, financial support from other sources, and how the project relates to the city’s fiscal priorities.

City Council Chairman Ernie Martin said nine awards have gone to exceptional projects in the past. West Oahu awardees include Kalauao Valley, Honouliuli Preserve and Kunia Agricultural Research Station.

For details on the grant application process, go to