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Storm Drain Stenciling in Lahaina, Sat. July 14th
After two successful storm drain stenciling events in West Maui that resulted in over 100 drains being marked, the West Maui Kumuwai campaign and partners are hosting the next event in Lahaina on Saturday, July 14th, aiming to stencil the drains along the north and south end of Front Street (excluding the Historic District), and in the surrounding neighborhoods. Storm drain stenciling has proven to be a fun event for all ages over 12 years old, and is a great way to raise awareness about the connections between land and ocean.
Participants should meet at 9 am in the parking lot of the Lahaina United Methodist Church (north end of Front street, corner of Baker and Front St).Training in the method and all materials required for this simple and fun activity will be provided by organizers.
The County of Maui’s storm drain stencils feature an image of Hawaiʻi’s state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapua’a (reef triggerfish) in addition to the ‘no dumping’ message. Storm drain stenciling is a great way to raise awareness that Maui’s storm drains drain directly to the ocean, bringing with them all the pollutants that accumulate on land and run off during storm events or as a result of irrigation practices. These pollutants range from oil leaking from poorly-maintained vehicles, excess fertilizer from landscaping activities, sediments loosened due to erosion, and other forms of land-based pollutants carrying substances that ultimately harm Maui’s nearshore reef ecosystem.
Participants should bring a water bottle and sun protection; other necessary materials and refreshments will be provided. Ages 12 and up; all youth must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up or ask any questions about the event, please contact Liz Foote at (808) 283-1631 or WestMauiKumuwai@gmail.com.
This effort is supported by the County of Maui Department of Public Works, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources - Division of Aquatic Resources, and the Maui Ocean Center.
Date: Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Time: 9:00 am
Lahaina TownLahaina, HI USA 96761
Island Area: West Maui
Contact: Liz Foote