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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Kalihi-Community Resource Improvement Stream Project (KCRISP) Phase I
ASO Log No.: 98-391
Start/End Date: October 2000 to October 2002
Federal Funds: $75,000.00
Matching Funds: $58,000.00
Contractor: Donna Wong
Hawaii’s Thousand Friends
205 Hahani Street PMB 202
Kailua, Hawaii, 96734
Phone & Fax (808) 262-0682
Kalihi Stream and its tributaries Kamanaiki Stream and Kaewai Stream empty into Keehi Lagoon. The lagoon has been designated as a Category One, Second Tier, Water Quality Limited Segment.
Objectives/Goals: Kalihi CRISP I will provide community education about the importance of a watershed, care and management of Kalihi Stream, and pollution mitigation.
Methods Employed: • Work with youth groups in a series of workshops and classes to address polluted run-off, environmental awareness and stewardship.
• Develop and distribute information brochures. Materials were translated into Samoan, Ilocano, and Hawaiian
• Conduct presentations to area schools
• Conduct project logo contest
• Conduct four community fairs
• Conduct five stream clean-ups
• Publish seven project newsletters
Pollutants of Concern: Household garbage, fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria
Watershed: Kalihi Watershed, island of Oahu
Size of Project: 1/3 mile stretch of Kalihi Steam and riparian area
Affected Water Bodies: Kalihi Stream, Kamanaiki Stream, Kaewai Stream, Keehi Lagoon
Deliverables: • “Stream Friendly Gardening” publication
• “Plenty Ways to Help your Stream” publication
• Project newsletters
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