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Natural Resources Extension

Project Name: Increasing Public Awareness of Pollution Risks Using Farm*A*Syst/Home*A*Syst
ASO Log No.: 01-001
Start/End Date: September 2000 through June 2002
Federal Funds: $64,568.00
Matching Funds: $66,890.00
Contractor: Carl Evensen
University of HI, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
1910 East West Road, Sherman Lab Room 227
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-8825
Fax (808) 956-6539
The localized version of these materials was developed as Hawaii’s Pollution Prevention Information (HAPPI) program under a previous Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grant.
Objectives/Goals: To increase public awareness of nonpoint source pollution risks and the identification of risk-reducing activities using the HAPPI educational and pollution assessment materials via educational workshops and self assessment worksheets.
Methods Employed: The strategy for public education was a series of workshops targeted at areas in Hawaii with documented water quality problems including South Molokai, West Maui, Koolaupoko, Honolulu, and Central Maui. A total of 20 workshops were conducted, directly educating 825 participants. Workshop effectiveness was measured using evaluations and follow-up surveys. The evaluations/surveys suggest the program was successful in educating individuals about major water pollutants in Hawaii, about how their actions affect water quality, and about the availability of resources to help them minimize their impact. HAPPI materials and are still being distributed to the community at events, including neighborhood board meetings, watershed festivals, and SWCD meetings. Furthermore, NRCS agreed to distribute and use HAPPI materials as a pre-conservation planning tool.
Pollutants of Concern: Not described in report
Watershed: Not applicable
Size of Project: Statewide, involving workshops on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii
Affected Water Bodies: Not applicable
Deliverables: HAPPI educational materials


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