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Kalihi Mauka-to-Makai Cleanup, Tree Planting This Saturday


         The City’s Adopt-a-Stream program of the Department of Environmental Services, in collaboration with several city, private and nonprofit agencies, is organizing a cleanup of Kalihi Stream and tree planting from 8:30 – 11 a.m. this Saturday, October 11, at 611 Middle Street, the new City bus and paratransit facility.

         Mayor Mufi Hannemann is one of the featured public officials heading the tree planting, which takes place in the first 30 minutes.  The tree is a kou, which was important to the early Polynesians introduced as a canoe plant.  Kamehameha Schools Chaplain Kelekona Bishaw will bless the tree.

         The cleanup links six sites on Kalihi Stream:  Nalanieha Street, North School Street, Kuhio Park Terrace, Kalihi Waena, Middle Street and Keehi Lagoon.

         The goals of the program are to create awareness of non-point source pollution, encourage partnerships between the public and government, and provide information to help motivate positive change to keep streams healthy.

         Volunteers should be at least 12 years old and wear covered shoes.  The City will provide supplies, T-shirts, educational materials and refreshments.

         For more information on this event or future cleanups, go to



Iwalani Sato, 780-8872


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

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