PEARL HARBOR BIKE PATH CLEANUP THIS SATURDAY
The City’s Storm Water Quality Branch of the Department of Environmental Services (ENV) is joining forces with 20 organizations and 275 volunteers to clean up 13.5 miles of the historic Pearl Harbor Bike Path along Pearl Harbor’s waterfront from McGrew Point in Aiea to Kapakahi Stream and Pupuole Park in Waipahu this Saturday, April 18.
The cleanup will remove trash and debris and incorporate native plantings at sites in Pearl City and Kapakahi Stream. Leaders will check in at Neal S. Blaisdell Park and Kapakahi Stream, across the Honolulu Police Department Training Academy on Waipahu Depot Road, starting at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers will stage 10 areas: Aiea Bay Park, Aiea Kay Way, Best Buy, Neal S. Blaisdell Park, Hawaiian Electric Company, Lehua Avenue, Leeward Community College, Waipahu High, Kapakahi Stream and Pupuole Park
The goals of the cleanup include: create awareness of non-point source pollution and water quality issues, provide information on protecting our waters to specific audiences, encourage partnerships between citizens and local government, and motivate positive behavior change to keep streams healthy.
The cleanup is one of dozens of activities the City’s Environmental Service Department is sponsoring for Earth Month 2009, whose theme is “Be An Everyday Environmental Hero.” It’s part of the City’s campaign to encourage everyone to adopt simple daily practices that help reduce polluted runoff. To get more information, volunteer or to report illegal discharges, go to www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com or call the City’s Environmental Concern Line at 768-3300.
Iwalani Sato, Storm Water Quality Branch, Department of Environmental Services, 780-8872