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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, April 17, 2006

For the Enviroment

Advertiser Staff

EARTH DAY IN HILO The University of Hawai'i-Hilo's free Earth Day Celebration will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday on the library lanai, with information booths, activities. (808) 974-7567.

SOUTH POINT CLEANUP Join a marine debris cleanup Saturday at South Point on the Big Island. Meet at 8 a.m. at Wai'ohinu Park for shuttles; bring hat, sturdy footwear, sunscreen and lunch; transportation, water, refreshments, toilets and gloves provided. Reserve a seat: (808) 756-1808.

EARTH DAY PROJECTS The Windward Ahupua'a Alliance has four volunteer projects from 8:30-11:45 a.m. Saturday during the Earth Day 2006 Celebration at Kawai Nui Marsh: Kapa'a Quarry Road cleanup; heavy clearing of state land at Mokapu end of quarry road; landscaping of Kawai Nui Wayside Park; and Hawai'i Foodbank donation drop-off site and HI 5 container collection. Truck drivers, chainsaw operators and hospitality tent workers also needed. Check-in at 7:30 a.m.; safety briefings and cultural protocols announced at 8:15 a.m. Closed-toe shoes required; bring sunscreen, hat and long-sleeve shirt. Breakfast, lunch, gloves, trash bags and tools provided. Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday; call 247-6366, ext.1; or 223-5535.

REEF AWARENESS The 6th Annual Coral Reef Awareness Day will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Kahalu'u Beach Park in Kona, with educational activities about marine life. Sponsors are University of Hawai'i Sea Grant, Jack's Diving Locker, Girl Scout Council of Hawai'i, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Red Sail Sports and Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort. (808) 329-2861.

LANA'I REEF SAIL Trilogy Excursion is hosting an Earth Day Reef Clean-Up on Sunday at Hulopo'e Bay on Lana'i, leaving at 9 a.m. from Lahaina Harbor, returning 3 p.m. Snorkeling gear, air tanks and trash bags provided; bring lunch. Reservations: (808) 661-4743.

WORM WORKSHOPS Learn how to turn food and paper waste into compost using earthworms, 9:30 a.m. April 29 at Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing Community Center and 4 p.m. April 30 at St. Timothy's Church in 'Aiea; $30 fee includes minibin, starter colony and manual. 382-0432 or waikikiworm@hawaii.rr.com.

NATIVE FOREST PLANTING The Maui Dryland Forest Restoration Group is holding a planting trip April 28 to the Auwahi native forest enclosure; meet at 'Ulupalakua Ranch Store. Hiking boots required; bring rain gear, two liters of water, lunch, sunscreen, hat. Register: auwahi@ yahoo.com or (808) 572-4471.

Send listings to: For the Environment, P.O. Box 156, Wailuku, HI 96793; cwilson@honoluluadver tiser.com; or fax (808) 242-1520.