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Cleanup of Ala Wai has start in Manoa

  • 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.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    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.

Fast-growing invasive plants are taking over Manoa’s shuttered Paradise Park, contributing to the stream bank erosion in the Ala Wai Watershed, which sends 995 tons of sediment annually to the Ala Wai Canal. Read more

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