Ko'olaupoko W.R.A.S. Community Meetings 2021
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Watershed Restoration Action Strategy
The original Ko’olaupoko Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (KWRAS) was developed in 2007 by Hui o Ko’olaupoko (HOK), formerly the Kailua Bay Advisory Council, to provide guidance on education, monitoring, and implementation activities to reduce non-point source pollution and improve water quality in the Ko’olaupoko area watersheds. Since the publication of the original KWRAS, there have been numerous changes in the Ko’olaupoko district that necessitate an update of the plan.
Through a series of community outreach sessions, we plan to engage stakeholders and community partners in the preliminary research and fact-finding, while creating support for a subsequent KWRAS update.
The purpose of the Watershed Restoration Action Strategy (WRAS) is to serve as the master plan for the Kailua Bay Advisory Council (KBAC, parent company of Hui o Ko'olaupoko) and provide direction for implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs), restoration, monitoring, education and outreach in the Ko’olaupoko area of windward O’ahu, Hawai‘i. The WRAS integrates the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nine-priority elements to assess watershed health.
Specifically, objectives for the WRAS are to:
Other Hui o Ko'olaupoko Publications
Ko'olaupoko Urban Sub-basin Action Plan
The purpose of the USBAP is to clearly identify and prioritize Low Impact Retrofit (LIR) projects and assess urban areas for improved pollution prevention within the Ko‘olaupoko moku.
Through this document, two-hundred twenty (220) sites were identified and ground-truthed resulting in a total of sixty (60) sites being ranked candidates for potential Low-Impact Retrofitting.
Low Impact Retrofit projects are defined as landscape features which use green infrastructure principles and ideas to manage storm water within a confined urban space.
Hawai'i Residential Rain Garden Manual
Rain gardens have the ability to reduce the amount of pollution entering streams and the ocean by intercepting stormwater. Rain gardens are ‘designed with nature’ as they mimic natural processes by treating and infiltrating stormwater into the ground and evaporating it back into the air, much like undeveloped areas.
The Manual will provide homeowners enough information to safely design and construct a rain garden based on historic rainfall patterns, soil properties and drainage areas. Additionally, this manual can easily transfer to schools or more developed urban areas to construct a rain garden. If, after reading this Manual, you are still unsure about how a rain garden should function, proper location or if your site is a good candidate for a rain garden, please contact Hui o Ko‘olaupoko.