Malama Maunalua rain garden installation: Sustainable Resources Group Intn’l, Inc. (SRGII) and Mālama Maunalua are working together to install rain gardens in Wailupe Beach Park and Kuliou‘ou Beach Park. As outlined in the Watershed Based Plan for Wailupe Watershed, rain gardens will help reduce the amount of non-point source pollution entering Maunalua Bay. Most of the runoff generated by rainwater travels over asphalt and picks up vehicle fluids, trash, and other contaminants, which are then carried through storm drains to the ocean. The untreated water negatively affects Hawaii’s streams, ocean waters, and coral reefs. Rain gardens capture the water and allow it to be infiltrated into the soil, using plants and soils to remove pollutants from stormwater naturally. Installing rain gardens at the beach parks will improve water quality and help educate community members about their multiple benefits including filtering stormwater runoff,
Rain Garden Installation Work Days June 8th at Wailupe Beach Park and June 15th at Kuliouou Beach Park
increasing groundwater recharge, and providing an attractive and native landscape.
Volunteers are needed to install and maintain the rain gardens, and monitor their effectiveness in improving water quality. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and find out how you can help.
Rain Garden Installation Work Days
June 8th at Wailupe Beach Park, 9:00 am – noon (sign-in begins at 8:30. work begins at 9am)
June 15th at Kuliouou Beach Park, 9:00 am – noon (sign-in begins at 8:30. work begins at 9am)
For details and to register, please contact Sarah at 395-5050 or email@example.com.