Wai‘ula‘ula Stream Restoration Project Community Event

July 14, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Ulu La‘au Nature Park, Ahuli Circle, Waimea

On Saturday, July 14 from noon to 3:00 pm the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) is hosting a free community event to showcase the completion of the Wai‘ula‘ula Stream Restoration Project in Waimea.

The project, funded by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health, Clean Water Branch with Section 319(h) funds from the Environmental Protection Agency, focused on the Wai‘ula‘ula Watershed which encompasses more than 18,000 acres of land, and is listed as a priority watershed for restoration by the state of Hawai‘i and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The watershed, which includes prime agricultural and conservation land, is under significant threats from nonpoint sources of pollution such as nutrients and sediment.

The restoration projects Hawai‘i Sea Grant completed aim to control erosion, improve the ecosystem health, and protect the coastal and coral reef environments.

At the event on July 14 the community will be able to see the restoration projects first-hand, which include a rain garden, different methods to stabilize the banks of the stream and control erosion, and native plant restoration.

Event Sponsor
University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Cindy Knapman, (808) 956-7410, lknapman@hawaii.edu, http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/

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