Get Involved & Take Action~ How You Can Make a Difference
Share your thoughts on the future of marine management in Hawaii...
Our aim is to encourage all of us on West Maui to reduce polluted runoff, which ultimately affects the health of our ocean. We’re talking about everyday things at home or in our yard, like the type of fertilizer we use, picking up after your pooch, and pointing sprinklers away from your neighbor’s driveway—and back on your lawn. Through community events and grassroots outreach, we ask folks to pledge their commitment, and we help make that commitment easy enough to do. Follow on Facebook or www.westmauikumuwai.org
Did you observe brown water? Send pictures and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Get smart about stormwater
The County of Maui works in many ways to protect storm water and receiving waters from pollutants that could negatively impact receiving water quality. The County’s goal is to work with community individuals, businesses, large landowners, and State and Federal agencies to foster joint responsibility and positive action to protect our precious surface water resources. https://www.mauicounty.gov/2129/Storm-Water-Management-Program
UH Sea Grant's Green Infrastructure Resource Guide
Click here to learn how to dispose of your pool water without harming the ocean!
Excellent guide for how to create low impact design features to treat stormwater.
Build a rain garden
Hui o Ko1olaupoko, a community based non-profit on Oahu developed Hawaii's first rain garden manual and has great rain garden examples and resources available on line.
Download the Rain Garden App! "Rain Garden" is a FREE app designed to help you properly install a rain garden at your home, office, or job site.
Six minute PBS video documenting a movement in Seattle to install 12,000 rain gardens.
Take action in your yard
Volunteer with R2R Partners
Maui Cultural Lands is a Maui-based grassroots land trust organization whose mission is to stabilize, protect, and restore Hawaiian cultural resources.
Join them for a Saturday morning volunteer trip into Honokōwai Valley.
Call (808) 276-5593 or email EkoluMCL@hawaii.rr.com