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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    April 17, 2007

 

 

CITY AND PARTNERS TEAM UP FOR EARTH DAY

 

For Earth Day 2007, the City Department of Environmental Services is partnering with various government and non-government agencies on weekend activities ranging from stream and park cleanups to fish stocking and trail repairs.

 

“Keeping pollutants from entering our waters with storm runoff is a vital part of our effort to create a sustainable future for Oahu based on the 21st Century Ahupua‘a,”  said Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

 

Iwalani Sato, the City’s Storm Water Quality outreach coordinator, said, “Volunteers may still sign up to participate in this weekend’s events. However, anyone can be an everyday environmental hero by taking care not to let pollution enter our storm drain system.”

 

EARTH DAY WORK PROJECTS IN THE ALA WAI WATERSHED

Saturday, April 21, 2007
Various cooperating agencies are involved in these Earth Day work projects.

**Adopt-A-Stream / Malama O Manoa
Sponsor:  City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services
9 – 10:30 am (East Manoa Road bridge by 10:30 am)
Meet at Woodlawn Bridge, across the Manoa Marketplace

**Adopt-A-Stream / Manoa-Palolo Drainage Channel / UH Environmental Law Society
Sponsor:  City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services
9 – 11 am (Koali Road by 11 am)
Meet at Koali Road near Old Waialae Road

**Adopt-A-Stream / Palolo-Chaminade
Sponsor:  City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services
9 – 11 am (Schnitzer Steel Hawaii Corporation will drop off metal bin)
Meet in front of Gerber Fieldhouse on the St. Louis School Campus

**Manoa Streambank Improvements/Ala Wai Watershed Association
Sponsor:  City and County of Honolulu Department of Environmental Services
8:30 am – noon
Meet at the Manoa District Park amphitheater near the Kahaloa bridge

Ala Moana Park Cleanup/Farrington High School
Sponsor:  City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation
Meet at the Ala Moana Park Diamond Head Concession
8:30 – 10:30 am

 

Makiki Wai Trail Improvement
Sponsor:  State Department of Land and Natural Resources
9 am ­– 2 pm
Meet at Makiki State Park

Watershed and Reef Displays and Fish Stocking / adjacent to Waikiki Aquarium
Sponsor:  State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Waikiki Aquarium
10am – 1 pm Watershed and conservation displays
11 – 1130 am Fish Stocking behind the Waikiki Aquarium

Adopt-A-Highway / Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel
Sponsor:  State Department of Transportation, Highways
Ala Moana Boulevard Cleanup
8 –10 am

Go to www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com for more information.  ** More volunteers needed.

2007 Navy Earth Day
Saturday, April 21
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Earth Day Tour
Sponsor:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pacific Regional Visitor Center
(between the Hale Koa Hotel and the Army Museum on Kalia Road)
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


OTHER WATERSHEDS

Saturday, April 21
2007 Navy Earth Day
Sponsor:  Navy Region Hawaii
2 –  5 pm
Ward Field on Naval Station Pearl Harbor

 

** Sunday, April 22

Sandy Beach Cleanup & Litter Prevention
Sponsor:  Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign (B.E.A.C.H.)

8:30 am – 12:30pm - Sandy Beach

Volunteers who wish to participate need to register ahead of the clean-up by phone: 393 2168. 
More information: www.b-e-a-c-h.org

 

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  

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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