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Natural Resources Extension

 
Project Name: Kalihi-Community Resource Improvement Stream Project (KCRISP) Phase III
ASO Log No.: 03-054
Start/End Date: October 2002 to October 2004
Federal Funds: $30,000.00
Matching Funds: $30,000.00
Contractor: Donna Wong and Malama Souza
Hawaii’s Thousand Friends
305 Hahani Street PMB 282
Kailua, Hawai'i, 96734
Phone & Fax (808) 262-0682
Email: htf@lava.netKalihi
Background/
Overview:
CRISP III is a continuation of Kalihi CRISP I and II.
Objectives/Goals: To mitigate the impact of polluted runoff on the water quality of the Kalihi streams and Keehi Lagoon by restoring one stretch of stream and riparian area to create an educational facility for area schools and residents, and by providing accessible educational materials tailored to the school children’s own community in several languages predominant in the area. Clean debris, remove invasive plants, and replant with native species
Methods Employed: • Map and prepare an inventory of the natural resources
• Create an interpretive trail for safe access and education of the restoration site
• Establish hands-on environmental education and stewardship programs and workshops
• Develop and implement a monitoring program using students from area schools and community volunteers
Pollutants of Concern: Household garbage, fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria
Watershed: Kalihi Watershed, island of Oahu
Size of Project: ¼ mile stretch of Kalihi Steam and riparian area
Affected Water Bodies: Kalihi Stream, Keehi Lagoon
Deliverables: • Coloring book on the Kalihi Watershed translated into English, Hawaiian, Samoan, and Illocano
       
 
 
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