Rain Garden at Windward Community College


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Cause Areas

When

Sat Dec 03, 2016, 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where

45-720 Keaahala RdHale Imiloa at Windward Community CollegeKaneohe, HI 96744

Young volunteers prepare to navigate the native plants and hunt down invasive weeds!

About

HOK and Windward Community College (WCC Hale Imiloa (45-720 Keaahala Rd, Kaneohe, HI 96744) have partnered to install approximately 3,000 square feet of rain gardens and native vegetation in front of Hale 'Imiloa. This Low Impact Retrofit (LIR) is designed to capture storm water run-off from over 18,000 square feet of impervious surface from the roof, road and parking lots. The rain gardens will trap and infiltrate the storm water run-off before it has a chance to carry pollutants into nearby Kea'ahala Stream and Kane'ohe Bay. Additional project information can be found at our website.

If interested in current listings for workday opportunities at this site, please visit our Calendar at http://www.huihawaii.org/calendar.html or email us at volunteer@huihawaii.org

Volunteers will help to remove weeds and invasive species from the site as well as prune native vegetation and maintain the structural integrity of the downspouts and water collection basins while learning about the importance of capturing and infiltrating storm water to prevent pollution and how these practices at WCC can be applied at home.

  • Closed-toe shoes are recommended, long pants and a long sleeve shirt will help fend off mosquitoes.
  • Please wear clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet & muddy.
  • Bring a water bottle, snack, and sun protection, and bug spray if you would like it.
  • This event is ideal for those with small children or limited time to volunteer because of its proximity to the parking and meeting location.

Volunteers are also invited to malama this project as their own schedule allows after they have completed a training session with a Hui o Ko'olaupoko representative.

Private weekday service learning/workdays at any HOK project site can be arranged for groups of ten or more. Contact us to schedule a day for your group.

Participants under age 16 must have adult supervision.
Participants under the age of 18, attending without their parent or legal guardian must bring the signed waiver.

HOK offers a variety of events each month, the best way to see what events we have coming up and which would be the best fit for you is by visiting the Get Involved page on our website and signing up to receive our monthly newsletter. Feel free to call or e-mail me if you have any additional questions.

Skills

  • Environmental Education
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Gardening
  • Botany
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 10
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