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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Project Manager/Field Agents aka Implementation of BMPS to Reduce Discharges
ASO Log No.: 03-009
Start/End Date: July 2002 to March 2005
Federal Funds: $149,363.00
Matching Funds: $47,334.00
Contractor: Dr. Richard Brock
University of Hawaii, Sea Grant College
2525 Correa Road, HIG 238
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7031
Fax: (808) 956-2858
A key element to successful abatement of NSP is a strong extension program that educates the public on appropriate best management practices at local levels to reduce these sources. There is usually sufficient background information available to implement measures to control NPS but a major gap lies between what should be done and the public’s perception of what needs to be done. The public’s awareness of the facts and the ability of resource managers to change behavior is often a weak link. Appropriately designed extension efforts can assist in educating the public of the facts and, in doing so, changing inappropriate behaviors.
Objectives/Goals: To provide personnel and technical assistance for implementation of best management practices to prevent, control, and reduce discharges of NSP into Hawaii’s waters.
Methods Employed: Create 3 extension agent positions to be placed in Hilo, island of Hawaii, island of Maui, and Pearl Harbor, island of Oahu
Pollutants of Concern: N/A
Watershed: N/A
Size of Project: N/A
Affected Water Bodies: N/A
Deliverables: N/A
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Cooperative Extension Service programs, conducted in cooperation with the U. S. Department of Agriculture, are provided to the people of Hawaii without regard to race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, arrest and court record, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action institution.