VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP CLEAN KALIHI STREAM

Get ready to share your aloha for the 'aina at KAUPA's STREAM CLEAN-UP! This month it occurs on Saturday, April 11th, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

KAUPA (Kalihi Ahupua'a Ulu Pono Ahahui) is dedicated to restoring the natural and cultural resources within the Kalihi ahupua'a through education, outreach and action. We are currently working on a Kalihi stream restoration project behind Kalihi Waena Elementary School. This includes cleaning up the stream, educating the youth, and starting and an edible/medicinal Polynesian garden where community members can come to plant, grow, and harvest native plants like Ulu, Kalo, Mai'a, Uala...whatevahs!

We are looking for *twenty* or more volunteers to pick up and bag rubbish within and along the banks of Kalihi Stream, eradicate invasive species, transplant native plants, and do some graffiti removal. Gloves, trash bags, snacks and water will be provided. Please wear covered shoes, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty in, and a hat (suggested). You are welcome to bring extra fruit from your or your neighbor’s yard to share with the community, if you’d like!

*Note:* Mature kids at least eight years of age and accompanied by a responsible adult are welcome.

*Sign Up Via Email:* To sign up for this event or if you have any questions, please reply to kaupa4kalihi@hawaii.rr.com.

*When:* Saturday, April 11
*Time:* 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
*Directions:* KAUPA restoration site is located behind Kalihi Waena Elementary School (1240 Guilick Ave.) From H1, take the Likelike exit. Turn LEFT on School Street, and LEFT on Gulick Ave. Kalihi Waena Elem. School is on the right hand side.

*Timeframe:*
8:30 a.m. Check in & Brief orientation of KAUPA
8:45 a.m. Stream Clean-up
11:30 a.m. Pau/Finish

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