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Volunteers Ready To Kick-off Adopt-A-Stream Summer Cleanups
The City and
The cleanup is Saturday, July 5, from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at two locations – Banyan Courtyard, next to
ENV is teaming up with the Honolulu Police Department District 5, Kalihi Weed and Seed,
“When it rains, storm water percolates though accumulated garbage, some of it toxic, which goes untreated into local streams,” Iwalani Sato, the program’s coordinator, said. “This is one of the biggest water-quality problems on
The Adopt-A-Stream program will coordinate supplies and volunteer work at the Banyan Courtyard and Kapalama Stream sites. Other City Departments will be responsible for street sweeping, clearing the storm drains and waste disposal.
Roadwork signs will be posted on
The Palama area cleanup starts the summer and fall campaign of Adopt-A-Block and Adopt-A-Stream program of ENV’s Storm Water Branch. Future projects include Kalihi Stream,
ENV’s is looking for volunteers from youth, civic and church groups, along with businesses to get involved in the cleanup projects. ENV is gearing up for Make-A-Difference month in October in preparation for the wet season, which officially begins in November. Volunteers will receive educational materials and T-shirts at the cleanup.
For more information about the Adopt-A-Stream projects in your neighborhood or to donate refreshments, go to www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com.
Iwalani Sato, 780-8872
|Tuesday, July 01, 2008|