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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     April 13, 2007

 

 

BE AN EVERYDAY ENVIRONMENTAL HERO THIS SATURDAY

 

     The City’s Earth Month “Be An Everyday Environmental Hero” campaign continues with five sponsored community cleanups tomorrow, April 14, 2007.

 

     Volunteers will work with staff of the Storm Water Quality Branch of the Department of Environmental Services to address storm water pollution prevention in Nanakuli, Kalihi, Salt Lake, Makiki and Palolo Valley.

 

     The cleanups give students opportunities to share leadership, talk to peers and neighbors and focus on actions that everyone can do in and around their homes to be an everyday environmental hero.  Hands-on activities include storm drain stenciling with the message, “Dump No Waste, Protect Our Waters For Life,” distributing litter bags and oil change boxes to remind residents about proper disposal, with focus on litter and used motor oil.  Tomorrow’s events are:

 

ADOPT-A-BLOCK NANAKULI CLEANUP
Starts:
  8:30 a.m. at Nanakuli Intermediate & High School and Nanaikapono Elementary School

Ends: 10:30 a.m. at Nanakuli Beach Park

Partners:  Nanakuli Intermediate and High School, Nanaikapono Elementary School, Mother Earth Foundation, Navy Region Hawaii, refreshments courtesy of McDonald’s of Nanakuli, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Storm Water Quality Branch, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Refuse Division, City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation, City and County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance Road Maintenance

Volunteers:  about 50

Media point of contact:  Iwalani Sato, 780-8872

Nani O Waianae volunteers will also be in the area to round up tires during its Great American Cleanup campaign with support from Matson and the Department of Environmental Services.

 

ADOPT-A-BLOCK KALIHI CLEANUP

Starts:  8:30 a.m. at Nalanieha and Piliwai

Ends:  10:30 a.m. at Nalanieha and Piliwai

Partners:  Kamehameha Middle School, HPD, Kalihi Weed and Seed, refreshments courtesy of KAUPA

Volunteers:  about 20

 

ADOPT-A-BLOCK SALT LAKE TREE PLANTING 

Starts:  8:30 a.m. at  Salt Lake Elementary School

Ends:  10:30 a.m. at Salt Lake Elementary School

Partners:  Moanalua High School, Class of 2009, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Storm Water Quality Branch, City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Urban Forestry, Horticulture Services Branch, GeoTech Solutions, Certified Erosion Control

Estimated volunteers:  about 25

 

ADOPT-A-STREAM MAKIKI STREAM STEWARDS CLEANUP
Starts:  8:30 a.m. at South King Street and Kalakaua Avenue
Ends:  10:30 a.m. at South King and Kalakaua

Partners:  Washington Middle School, Ala Wai Watershed Association, Boys and Girls Club/Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse, Kalakaua Homes, University of Hawaii Urban and Regional Planning, Weed and Seed, Neighborhood Kokua Project, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Storm Water Quality Branch, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Refuse Division, City and County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance, Road Maintenance Division, City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation

Volunteers:  about 150

 

ADOPT-A-BLOCK PALOLO VALLEY CLEANUP
Starts:  8:30 a.m. at Palolo Valley Recreation Center
Ends:  10:30 a.m., Palolo Valley Recreation Center

Partners:  Palolo Boxing Club, MAAC Learning Center, Jarrett Middle School, Kula Kalapuni O Anuenue, Mutual Housing at Palolo Homes, Palolo Chinese Home, UH Manoa Ethnic Studies Department, Chaminade University, Palolo Lions Club, Rotary Club of East Honolulu, Palolo Community Council, Palolo Valley Housing Association, Representative  Calvin Say, Senator Les Ihara, Council Member Ann Kobayashi, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Storm Water Quality Branch, City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services Refuse Division, City and County of Honolulu Department of Facility Maintenance, City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation Palolo Valley Recreation Center

Volunteers:  about 200

 

 

     Discharging pollutants to the storm drain system is against the law.  Residents will be asked to call the City’s Environmental Concern Line at 692-5656 to report illegal discharge into the storm drain system.

 

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Contact:

            Iwalani Sato, 780-8872  

Friday, April 13, 2007

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