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(Thur., Nov. 4, 2010) The Storm Water Quality Branch of the City’s Department of Environmental Services (ENV) is conducting five “Make-a-Difference” events this Saturday (Nov. 6) around Oahu.


                 ENV will be overseeing four Adopt-A-Block sites:  Pacific Palisades (7:30 -10 a.m., meet at Leeward Community Church), Moiliili (8:30-11 a.m., meet at Lunalilo School), Roosevelt High School (8:30-11 a.m., meet on campus) and The Kainalu (8:30-11 a.m., meet at 2801 Coconut Ave.).  Activities will include picking up trash, weeding, amending soil, planting native plants and mulching.


                 The American Society of Civil Engineers, Younger Member Forum will also be stenciling storm drains from 8-10 a.m. in the Niu Valley area.


Volunteers wishing to participate should dress to get dirty and bring the following: water, hat, old shoes and sunscreen.  All participants must sign release forms to participate in the cleanups.


ENV will hand out educational materials on healthy yard and clean stream practices as part of its Adopt-A-Stream program and on reducing trash for its Adopt-A-Block program. ENV partners with businesses, schools, public officials, the state and military organizations.


For a release form or more information on ENV’s storm water community service activities, go to or call Iwalani Sato, Storm Water Community Relations Specialist, at 768-3248.                                                  



Contact:  Markus Owens, ENV Public Communications Officer, 768-3454