HOK is excited to welcome Annie Lovell as our newest employee! Annie comes to us from the private consulting world where she worked for nearly five years as an Environmental Scientist, focusing on projects in the Pacific. As Project Coordinator, Annie will focus on engaging private landowners in conservation efforts in the urban environment as well as conducing project effectiveness monitoring for rain gardens and other green infrastructure projects. Annie volunteers with other community organizations in her free time and enjoys the natural beauty of Hawaii through surfing, outrigger paddling, swimming and hiking the islands.
With the addition of Annie to the HOK staff, we are excited to expand the services offered to our community to improve water quality in our streams and ocean environment. If you’d like to talk with Annie about ways in which you can improve your storm water footprint at your house, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Special Events in November
Arbor Day Tree Give-Away
This year Hawaiian Electric is commemorating the 20th anniversary of its Arbor Day tree giveaways by passing out 2,700 trees and shrubs on Saturday, November 2nd, at six locations across the island. Pick up a plant for your yard or donate one to HOK for use at one of our restoration sites. If you would like to donate a plant to HOK, please pick up one of the native Hawaiian species offered at the giveaways: 'Akia, Koki'o ke'oke'o, Nanu, and Wiliwili.
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Hazardous Materials Disposal Day
Some of the products you use at home are potentially hazardous, but safe handling and proper disposal of these materials will protect you, your family and our environment.The City & County of Honolulu periodically host disposal days for these hazardous items. The next disposal day is set for Saturday, November 30, 2013. Call 768-3201 to schedule an appointment. Requests for appointments must be made by Friday November 22nd.
For more information visit the City & County of Honolulu's web page.