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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Kalihi-Community Resource Improvement Stream Project (KCRISP) Phase IV
ASO Log No.: 04-297
Start/End Date: April 2004 to October 2005
Federal Funds: $34,300.00
Matching Funds: $34,300.00
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
Kalihi CRISP IV is a continuation of Kalihi CRISP I, II, and III. It is a community-based initiative to facilitate the restoration of Kalihi Stream to its former place as an asset to residents and the community at large.
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.
Methods Employed: • Complete the physical restoration of a riparian buffer using native Hawaiian vegetation along the stream adjacent to Kuhio Park Terrace
• Continue to build an ethic of stewardship through regularly scheduled community workdays
• Establish hands-on environmental education and stewardship programs targeting Kalihi area students and youth, focusing on stream monitoring, service learning, and a cultural exchange with Hoa Aina o Makaha (a rural stream restoration and education organization located in Waianae).
Pollutants of Concern: Household garbage
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: • Web site:
• Monitoring plan
• Final report
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