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Honolulu Make-A-Difference Month cleanups start this weekend
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Make-A-Difference Month cleanups start this weekend

News Release from City and County of Honolulu, October 1, 2018

Honolulu – The Storm Water Quality Branch of the Department of Facility Maintenance is happy to announce a series of community outreach events as part of Make-A-Difference Month.

Clean-up events for the entire month are scheduled to start on Saturday, October 6, at 8 a.m. in Mānoa, and will be hosted by the Hawaiian Electric Company (see schedule below).

The clean-up events also coincide with Make-A-Difference Month, which has been proclaimed for October by Mayor Kirk Caldwell to create awareness of such water quality issues as non-point source pollution, while also encouraging residents and city government to collaborate on community-cleanup events. The month of October also promotes the city’s Adopt-A-Block and Adopt-A-Stream programs.

Make-A-Difference Month community cleanup schedule

Lower Mānoa Adopt-A-Stream

Saturday, October 6, 8 – 10 a.m

Hawaiian Electric Company hosts this cleanup along the lower portion of Mānoa Stream.

Pālolo Adopt-A-Stream

Saturday, October 13, 8 -10 a.m.

‘Iolani School hosts this cleanup along the lower portion of Pālolo Stream near Kehau Place.

Mānoa Adopt-A-Stream

Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. – noon

Malama Mānoa will be hosting the stream cleanup along Mānoa Stream.

Mānoa Adopt-A-Block

Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chi Epsilon will be hosting this neighborhood cleanup up on Metcalf Street and University Avenue.

Kalihi Adopt-A-Block

Sunday, October 21, 9 a.m. – noon

World Mission Society Church of God hosts this cleanup along Kanoa Street and Pua Lane.

Kailua Adopt-A-Block

Wednesday, October 24, 12:30 - 2 p.m.

Huakailani School for Girls will be cleaning up along Kailua streets.

Pearl Harbor Bike Path

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Pupu‘ole Mini Park, 10 a.m.

‘Aiea Kai Way, 8 a.m.

Neal S. Blaisdell Park, 10 a.m.

‘Aiea State Recreational Area, 8 a.m.

Lehua Avenue entrance, 8 a.m.

Waipahu Depot Street, 8 a.m.

The city is partnering with Inspire Church, Waipahu Community Coalition, Weed and Seed Hawai‘i Inc., ATG MidPac, Mission Continues, USS CHAFFEE, Navy Group PCP CPO A, Lions Club, Lighthouse and Outreach Center to clean up along the bike path.

Pālolo Adopt-A-Stream

Sunday, October 28, 10 a.m. – noon

Trees to Seas hosts this clean up along the upper portion of Pālolo Stream.

Kalihi Adopt-A-Block

Sunday, October 28, 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

OceanTroller will clean up along streets in the Kalihi area.

Makiki Adopt-A-Block

Monday, November 12, 9 – 11:30 a.m.

HiSmile will be hosting this cleanup along streets surrounding Makiki District Park.

All volunteers must be 12 years of age or older and will need to sign a release form to participate in the cleanups listed above. Participants should anticipate getting dirty, wear covered shoes, use sun protection, and bring drinking water. For more information, please visit www.cleanwaterhonolulu.com or call the Storm Water Quality Branch at 768-4319.

—PAU—

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