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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2006
CITY LEADS ‘MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY’ IN
More than 500 volunteers from local businesses, civic groups, watershed associations, schools, churches, scouts and the military will help their communities and the environment tomorrow, October 28, in national Make A Difference Day projects.
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Established by USA Weekend magazine and the Points of Light Foundation, Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of volunteer work.
The City Storm Water Quality Branch will provide trash bags, gloves and “Protect Our Waters … For Life” t-shirts. The City Department of Facility Maintenance and Environmental Services Department’s Refuse Division are providing trucks to haul the opala away, and Department of Transportation Services is providing the paints and brushes for graffiti removal at City bus stops in Nanakuli.
WAIPAHU: Kapakahi Stream Cleanup and Pouhala Marsh Restoration
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Meeting place: Blue canopies near the Pouhala Marsh green entrance gate across from the
Points of contact:
· Iwalani Sato, City Department of Environmental Services Storm Water Quality Branch
· Christina McGuire, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife
· Pauline Kawamata,
The City Department of Environmental Services’ Adopt-A-Stream and Adopt-A-Block Program, in coordination with the City Department of Facility Maintenance, City Department of Parks and Recreation, State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division Oahu District, Nanakuli High and Intermediate School, Nanakuli Elementary School, Nanaikapono Elementary School, Naval Station Pearl Harbor and U.S. Army will be walking in and around Nanakuli and Haleakala avenues stenciling storm drains to communicate an important message, “E Malama E Ka Wai Ola” or “Protect Our Waters … For Life”; removing opala (rubbish) along sidewalks, curbs and gutters; distributing educational materials and a limited amount of cleanup items such as free oil change boxes or absorbent mats to some of their neighbors. The students are working with the City to educate their neighbors about simple cleanup materials for home use and proper disposal practices that will help keep their neighborhood clean. Refreshments provided to volunteers by MacDonald’s Nanakuli.
Nanakuli Adopt-A-Block Neighborhood Cleanup
In addition to the Nanakuli and
Iwalani Sato, Storm Water Quality Branch, 780-8872
|Friday, October 27, 2006|