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Cleanup of Ala Wai has start in Manoa

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JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Volunteer Frank Dietsch looks at a felled albizia branch in Manoa. The Ala Wai Watershed Association is working with several organizations and Paradise Park’s owners, Warren and Napua Wong, to remove fast-growing plants and overhanging trees to shore up crumbling banks at the two streams in the area with the aid of a $298,000 grant from the state DOH.

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Volunteer Alan Tang looks down from a cleared stream bank in Manoa. The Ala Wai Watershed Association is working to place native plants in the area to reduce erosion.