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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     May 4, 2006

 

 

VOLUNTEERS TO HELP CLEAN UP EWA BEACH

ON SATURDAY

 

            More than 50 volunteers from Campbell High School and many of their friends and neighbors will fan out across Ewa Beach to clean up trash and educate their neighbors about pollution on Saturday, May 6, 2006, as part of the City’s Adopt-A-Block program.

 

             The Campbell volunteers will have support from the Ewa Beach Boys and Girls Club, Honolulu Police Department, Ewa Weed and Seed, Ewa Lions Club, Ewa Beach Neighborhood Board, Navy active duty personnel, the office of City Councilman Todd Apo, the office of state Rep. Kymberly Pine, Oahu District of the state Department of Transportation Highways Division Oahu District, and Waste Management of Hawaii, Inc.

           

            The City will  provide volunteers with rakes, brooms, dust pans, trash bags, gloves, kits to stencil storm drains, educational materials. They will team up with a City refuse truck to tackle North Road and Fort Weaver Road adjacent to the Ewa Drainage Channel.             Some students will work with City personnel to hand out fact sheets on pet waste and simple practices to reduce polluted runoff at restaurant and food industry businesses, including proper disposal methods to control fats, oil and grease (or FOG).  Over time, FOG can accumulate and block a pipe, causing sewage backups and spills.

 

WORK PROJECTS

Time / Project Description

Location

Group

8:30 am Litter Removal, Education, Bulky Item Pick up

Apartments along Ewa Drainage Channel

Campbell High School, City ENV

8:30 am Education and Litter Removal, Bulky Item Pick Up

North Road – Iroquois Point

Campbell High School, Navy volunteers, City ENV

8:30 am Education and Litter Removal, Bulky Item Pick up

Fort Weaver to North Road

Campbell High School, Ewa Neighborhood Board

8:30 am Education & Litter Removal, Bulky Item Pick up

Aekai Place and Ewa Beach near the Ewa Drainage Channel

Campbell High School

8:30 am Stenciling

Kilaha, Kilinahe, Kilipoe, Pohakupuna

Campbell High School

8:30 am Graffiti Removal

Various

Ewa Weed and Seed, Honolulu Police Department


           The Adopt-A-Block Program is coordinated by the Environmental Quality Division of the City Department of Environmental Services.  To volunteer, use the online request form at www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com or call 692-5656 (City Adopt-A-Block Program) or 831-6792 (State Adopt-A-Highway).  Visit these related websites:  www.opala.org and www.co.honolulu.hi.us/env/rc/index1.htm.  Stay tuned to KHUI (FM 99.5) for actions you can do around your home to keep pollutants out of our streams and ocean
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CONTACT:

 

            Iwalani Sato, Department of Environmental Services, 429-4112

Monday, October 16, 2006

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