Popoi'a Street Rain Garden
This Low-Impact Development project retrofitted 12,000 sq. ft. of an existing parking lot owned by City and County of Honolulu Parks Department adjacent to Ka'elepulu Stream in Kailua to improve the quality of storm water runoff. Pervious pavers were installed in the parking area to capture storm water runoff and reduce the amount of pollution reaching the stream. Additionally, the project improved 360 feet of riparian habitat through the installation of native plants and rain gardens to capture additional storm water and allow for infiltration before polluted water has a chance to enter Ka'elepulu Stream.
Volunteer to help maintain this native garden in urban Kailua while learning about native Hawaiian plants and local watershed issues. Volunteers are asked to wear close-toe shoes and work clothes that they don't mind getting wet and dirty, bring a water bottle, snack and work gloves if you would like them. All tools will be provided.
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