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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2007
TWO SATURDAY EVENTS MARK EARTH MONTH IN
The Storm Water Quality Branch of the City and County of Honolulu Environmental Services Department is co-sponsoring two Earth Month events in
The Keiki Water Fest will be held at
The Keiki Water Fest aims to help students – specifically fourth- and fifth-graders – and their teachers and families to recognize the importance of clean water in their daily lives. They’ll also learn water’s role as an animal habitat, common water pollutants and how to protect and conserve water. The Keiki Water Fest will also allow students to interact with – and perhaps pursue careers as – biologists, engineers, soil scientists, hydrologists, education and outreach coordinators and teachers.
Participating organizations are:
Storm Water Quality Branch, Environmental Quality Division,
Environmental Services Department
City Department of Parks and Recreation
State Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of
Forestry and Wildlife and Division of Aquatic
State Department of Health Clean Water Branch
The Limu Project
Oahu Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. (
EM Hawaii, LLC
Ben and Jerry’s Ward Centre
For the cleanup at Kapakahi Stream and Pouhala Marsh, the City and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources will provide tents, supplies, equipment, field support, t-shirts and portable lavatories.
Twenty volunteers, age 16 and up, are needed to plant native trees and to remove trash, sorting combustible and recyclable material. Volunteers will receive trash bags, gloves, t-shirts, refreshments, educational material and give-aways. Volunteers should have a hat and sunscreen and dress to get dirty.
Sign up with Pauline Kawamata at the
Cooperating agencies are:
Natural Resources Conservation Service and
Discharging pollutants to the storm drain system is against the law. Residents are asked to call the City’s Environmental Concern Line at 692-5656 to report illegal discharge into the storm drain system.
Iwalani Sato, 780-8872
|Monday, April 23, 2007|