The steepened penalty is expected to deter problematic illegal parking near popular beaches, trailheads and attractions on Kauai’s secluded North Shore.
Pesticides, heavy metals, sediment and other pollutants have been discharged by a state agency through an illegal plantation-era ditch system since 2015.
Confidential questionnaires will be conducted at random across Kauai to assess how ready residents are for an emergency.
Crowd control measures at the renovated Haena State Park will help state parks officials respond to staggering tourism growth.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources also hopes to cut in half the number of daily visitors to Haena State Park and its famed beaches and trails.
The eight-bedroom Adolescent Treatment and Healing Center in Kapaia was first proposed in 2003.
Researchers are using satellite collars and other new tools to improve efforts to identify, isolate and dispose of the cats that pose the biggest risk.