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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 13, 2006

For the environment

Advertiser Staff

KAWAI NUI WORKDAY The Windward Ahupua'a Alliance will hold a landscaping workday Saturday at Kawai Nui Wayside Park, opposite the model airplane field on Kapa'a Quarry Road; lunch provided. Call 247-6366, ext. 1, or 223-5535.

WHALE FESTIVAL HELPERS The Pacific Whale Foundation of Maui needs volunteers for Great Maui Whale Festival events, including Saturday's Whale Day and Parade of Whales, and the Great Whale Count on Feb. 25. (808) 249-8811 or sparrow@pacificwhale.org, or see www.pacificwhale.org.

POUHALA MARSH The Hawai'i Nature Center Pouhala Marsh cleanup and restoration project continues, with pickleweed removal scheduled 8:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 25, March 18, April 29 and May 20. Bring work gloves, water, hat, sunscreen, covered footwear, long pants. Contact Pauline Kawamata at 955-0100, ext. 18.

NATURE DOCENTS Volunteer teaching docents are needed for the Hawai'i Nature Center's second-grade program. Time commitment is four hours in the morning twice a week from March to May. Call Pauline Kawamata at 955-0100, ext. 18.

KANAHA RESTORATION Volunteers are needed daily for brush removal, rubbish pickup, planting and watering at Maui's Kanaha Beach Park. Contact Community Work Day at (808) 877-2524, cwdkhb@pixi .com, or www.hear.org/naturalareas /kanahabeach.

GREEN NOTES

WORM WORKSHOPS Learn the basics of vermicomposting, and explore worm breeding, biology and ecology, at workshops at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Manoa Gardens Elderly Housing Community Center and 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at St. Timothy's Church in 'Aiea; $30 fee includes free minibin, starter colony and manual. 382-0432 or waikikiworm@hawaii.rr.com.

BIG ISLE COMPOSTING Learn how to make compost from green waste and kitchen scraps, 1-3 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Puna La'akea Community Center; $10 for adults, children free. To reserve a spot: www.Piper Selden.com or (808) 937-2233.

KONA MULCH GIVEAWAY Free mulch is available at the Kealakehe/ Kona Transfer Station's green waste area, 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily; bring your own pitchfork. Loading assistance is provided from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

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