Menehune Bluffs gets conservation award

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    Lorne Ogmundson, president of the Menehune Bluffs Association, left, accepts the Conservationist of the Year award from Ed Kawamura Jr. as Bryan Wienand, county Department of Water manager and chief engineer, Rebekah Magers of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, county Board of Water Supply member Kurt Akamine, Jenna Dunn of the USNR, Brad Seymour of Resources Hawaii, John Nelson of the NRCS, Laurie Ho of the BWS, and county Planning Department Director Kaina Hull look on at the DOW offices recently.

LIHUE — The conservation and accounting for thousands of gallons of “unaccounted for” water earned the Menehune Bluffs community the 2019 Conservationist of the Year award that was presented by the East Kauai Soil and Water Conservation District recently.