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Local heroes protecting our waters to protect life!

Presented by:

The Department of Facility Maintenance, Storm Water Quality Branch
City & County of Honolulu

Meet our neighborhood clean water heroes and learn how you can be one too

The city’s Department of Facility Maintenance, Storm Water Quality Branch would like to thank all the inspiring community volunteers and program partners that have worked to protect our waters and improve our Oahu neighborhoods by conducting special events, volunteering numerous hours or significantly supporting our programs. These individuals and organizations will be receiving an award from the city for their exceptional service in water pollution prevention at the Good Neighbor and Environmental Hero Award Ceremony on February 8, 2017 at the Mission Memorial Auditorium.

You can join in and make a difference too! The city’s Adopt-A-Block and Adopt-A-Stream program is just one of the many ways that Oahu residents can volunteer to help beautify and protect our island home. It’s as easy as showing up to a clean up! Get your hands dirty for a couple of hours or make a larger commitment with a few friends and adopt a city street or stream, you only need to perform four clean ups in two years. The city will provide all the necessary tools and support you need to lead a successful neighborhood cleanup.

Adopters USS CHAFEE (DDG90) FCPOA hard at work

“It is amazing to find the various kinds of litter that is disposed onto our neighborhood. From 2×4 lumber, broken trash cans, automobile batteries and lots of cigarette butts. The Mililani Lions are proud and growling to make our community cleaner. Thank you for allowing us to participate in Adopt-A-Block.”

Lion Ronald Miyagi, Mililani adopter

Mililani Lions Club

“Adopt-A-Block is the greatest “hands on” experience in reaching out to the community by coming together and showing the love of God in a practical way. No one leads despite of their position, title or status but all work together as a team to keep our community clean.”

Pastor Headrick Hunkin, Waipahu adopter with Lighthouse Outreach Center

Lighthouse Outreach Center

“The Adopt-A-Stream program has been very helpful in getting our program started and advertising our clean ups. They have also been inclusive by letting us participate in their events. In whole, it has been a wonderful and rewarding experience.”

Liv Wheeler, Palolo adopter with Trees to Seas

Trees to Seas

Join in! The city is actively looking for new groups to help keep Oahu healthy and beautiful! Visit to learn more! All volunteers must be 12 years of age and older to participate.

Enchanted Lake Elementary School

Educators, you hold the key to our future! Help us to educate our youth about the importance of protecting our waters. With the help of educators across Oahu, in the past two years we have been able to distribute almost 10,000 educational activity books, present to over 1,000 residents our Journey Home show and provide lessons to over 1,800 students. You can bring our educational programs to your school too! Visit our Learning Center to find out how.

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