Hui o Koʻolaupoko (HOK) and Oʻahu Resource Conservation and Development Council (ORCD) are joining forces to conduct community outreach to support an update to the Koʻolaupoko Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (KWRAS).
HOK and ORCD will host a series of four virtual outreach meetings for each subsection of Koʻolaupoko in Spring 2021 and four follow-up meetings in Fall 2021. These virtual and regionally-oriented community meetings will focus on identifying active community groups and individuals doing watershed restoration, water quality monitoring, and explore community needs and interests.
Meetings will be hosted on Zoom and will utilize a variety of facilitation tools and techniques to capture data and interactive feedback from participants. While the meetings can be joined via phone, it is strongly recommended that participants join via a laptop or desktop computer to access links for active participation.
The first KWRAS was developed in 2007 to provide guidance on environmental activities to reduce non-point source pollution and improve water quality in the Koʻolaupoko area watersheds. "Since the publication of the original KWRAS, there have been numerous changes in the Koʻolaupoko moku that necessitate an update of the plan. We are looking forward to connecting with the Koʻolaupoko communities and relaying their environmental needs through this preliminary report” says Kristen Kāne, HOK Project Director.
Meeting dates & regions:
Southern Kāneʻohe (Kāneʻohe Bay Drive through He’eia): Wednesday April 28th, 6pm
Northern Kāneʻohe (ʻĀhuimanu through Kualoa): Thursday April 29th, 6pm
Waimānalo: Wednesday May 26th, 6pm
Kailua: Thursday May 27th, 6pm
For more information and to register, visit www.huihawaii.org/wrasupdate.html
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.