Leeward Coast "Make a Difference Day"

(Wed., Oct. 27, 2010) The Storm Water Quality Branch of the City’s Department of Environmental Services (ENV) is holding a “Make-A-Difference Day” this Saturday, October 30, in Waianae, Maili and Nanakuli.

Volunteers wishing to participate in the cleanup can check in at 8 a.m. at the Waianae Boys & Girls Club, Kaala View Baptist Church, Princess Kahanu Estates or Nanakuli Pond. Cleanup work begins at 8:30 a.m. and last two hours.  Volunteers should dress to get dirty and bring drinking water, a hat, covered shoes and sunscreen.  Cleanup sites will be Kaupuni Stream and Nanakuli Pond as well as select residential areas of Maili and Ulehawa.

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 is partnering with other City departments, the state, businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations.

All participants must sign a release form to participate.  Release forms are available at cleanwaterhonolulu.com/storm/hero/adopt.html along with more information on ENV storm water community service activities or call Iwalani Sato, Storm Water Community Relations Specialist, at 768-3248.

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