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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Friends of He’eia State Park: Heeia Stream Monitoring and Community Education
ASO Log No.: 04-194
Start/End Date: September 2003 to September 2005
Federal Funds: $200,000.00
Matching Funds: $201,646.00
Contractor: Carole J. McLean
Friends of He’eia State Park
PO Box 698
46-465 Kamehameha HWY
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Phone: (808) 247-3156
Friends of Heeia have been working in the past to monitor water quality, replant the stream banks while removing alien vegetation, and to provide outreach education about pollution prevention and control.
Objectives/Goals: In this project, the organization will revitalize a section of the He’eia Stream, by monitoring Heeia stream and Kaneohe Bay water, educating the community about the importance of pollution prevention, and providing classes that immerse the students and the community in monitoring and reforestation activities.
Methods Employed: • Remove alien vegetation on the fishpond walls, stream banks,
• Direct middle and high school students in measuring water quality, data collection and use of GPS
• Direct middle and high school students in implementing NRCS’s Visual Stream Assessment
• Conduct guided tours of the stream and reef to educate middle and high school students
• Direct college students in conducting stream water, bay water, soils and coral analysis
• Conduct community volunteer activities by offering free lectures, guided kayak tours, and family days at the park focusing specifically on water health and pollution prevention
Pollutants of Concern: Turbidity, suspended solids, nutrients, pathogens
Watershed: Heeia Watershed, island of Oahu
Size of Project: 295 acres
Affected Water Bodies: He’eia Stream, Kaneohe Bay
Deliverables: • Outreach materials (brochures, poster)
• Articles to local newspapers
• Water quality data results
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