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.
Meetings held in late April for southern and northern Kaneohe area ahupua'a, provided wonderful insight to the needs and concerns surrounding water quality. "Community members voiced the need for widespread and consistent water quality monitoring, improved access to monitoring data, and consistent enforcement of regulations. Participants also expressed the desire for the updated WRAS to contain more historically accurate stream names and identification of cultural sites, where appropriate. These additions to a future updates WRAS could lead to more frequent leveraging of the document by locally active community groups while applying for project funding” says Kristen Kāne, HOK Project Director.
Waimānalo: Wednesday May 26th, 6pm
Kailua: Thursday May 27th, 6pm
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.
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.