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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Kalihi-Community Resource Improvement Stream Project (KCRISP) Phase II
ASO Log No.: YO-389
Start/End Date: August 2000 to August 2002
Federal Funds: $30,000.00
Matching Funds: $30,000.00
Contractor: John Bay
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 II is a continuation of Kalihi CRISP I. Phase II will continue the process of building community awareness and supporting the emergence of a core group of community stewards to shepard the long-term restoration and reintegration of Kalihi Stream into the community life.
Methods Employed: • Conduct inventory and mapping of existing stream and stream bank flora and fauna
• Develop a video presenting the rich cultural and natural history of the stream
• Distribute the video to libraries and schools, present on Olelo and at Neighborhood Board meetings
• Develop a stream restoration and interpretive facility after removing invasive weeds, removing trash, restoring stream flow, planting native vegetation along stream banks
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 video
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