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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2006
VOLUNTEERS PREPARE FOR SATURDAY’S
EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES
What: Earth Day community outreach projects
When: Saturday, April 22, 2006. (Most events 9 a.m. to noon)
Where: Eight sites around town.
Earth Day 2006 will feature outreach in action as hundreds of volunteers will participate in watershed work projects in Palolo, Manoa, Makiki and
Together, City, State Department of Land and Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will mobilize other government agencies and the volunteers to participate in projects that will include storm drain stenciling, Adopt-A-Stream/Adopt-A-Block stream and neighborhood cleanups, Adopt-A-Park mulching projects and two projects involving fish.
Staging locations are sites that serve as headquarters for volunteers on Earth Day. Volunteers who have not signed up with a local project site can go to any of the staging locations below to learn more.
· Palolo Stream Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup: Host: City Department of Environmental Services (ENV). Adoptee:
· Manoa Stream Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup: Host: City Department of Environmental Services. Adoptee: Malama O Manoa. 9 a.m., meet at the
· Armored Catfish Roundup: Hosts: State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the
· Makiki Stream Adopt-A-Stream Cleanup: Host: City Department of Environmental Services. Adoptee: Makiki Stream Stewards. 8:30 am, meet at South King and Kalakaua.
· Ala Moana Boulevard Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup: Host: State Department of Transportation. Adoptee:
· Moi Restocking: Hosts: State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Waikiki Aquarium, City and
For more information, go to
Each volunteer will receive a free Earth Month t-shirt for participating. The City relies on volunteers and community groups for continued support of beautification efforts in our parks, streams, neighborhoods and open spaces. Individuals can make a difference.
The City Department of Environmental Services, Department of Parks and Recreation, Division of Urban Forestry, and Department of Facility Maintenance support participating agencies and organizations with project coordination in the form of tools, safety supplies and information, debris disposal, water and marketing support.
Iwalani Sato, City Department of Environmental Services, 692-5208
Mark Matsunaga, Office of the Mayor, 527-5767
Deborah Ward, State Department of Land and Natural Resources, 587-0320
Dino Buchanan or Joe Bonfiglio, Army Corps of Engineers, 438-9862
|Monday, April 17, 2006|