Jessica is currently on the island of Kauai, reporting about the people, places and happenings with a focus on the environment.

Here you can read about those awesome people, innovative projects, amazing places and other elements of island life.

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DYNAMIC PEOPLE


Pepper Sauce & Peace

Kauai resident, entrepreneur and orchid expert Shirin Hunt gets candid about her global peace movement, her spicy pepper sauce and her journey from Iran to Kauai.

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Kayak Cleanups

Bat biologist Sarah Mendez is on a mission to catalog and collect plastic on Kauai’s remote beaches, and she’s traveling via kayak.

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INNOVATIVE PROJECTS


Watershed Restoration

Hydrologist Matt Rosner and his team are bringing Waipa Stream back to life, part of an overall goal to restore the Waipa watershed and bring back the traditional Hawaiian system of ahupua’a management and agriculture.

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Bird Dogs

A team of researchers and biologists is working with canine detection of avian botulism to help save native and endangered wetland birds in the Kauai National Wildlife Complex.

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AMAZING PLACES


Hike Hanakapiai

Jungle adventure, pristine swimming holes and a breathtaking waterfall can all be found along the Kauai north shore trail to Hanakapiai Falls.

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Breezy Kapaa Town

Shave ice, seaside bicycles and trendy shopping all await on Kauai’s Royal Coconut Coast, in this little seaside town dotted with taco joints, surf shops and toes-in-the-sand dining.

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