Waimea Outdoor Circle - Stream Restoration Project at Ulu La`au Waimea Nature Park
Waimea Outdoor Circle successfully partnered with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program and recently showcased the completion of a four-year long stream restoration project at Ulu La`au the Waimea Nature Park on July 14th. Community members were invited to see the different methods used to stabilize the banks of the stream and control erosion with native plant restoration.
East Hawaii Island Outdoor Circle
The East Hawai‘i Island Branch has been working on education and awareness for the trees on Banyan Drive in part by helping start a “Friends of Banyan Drive” and developing an informational pamphlet. The trees are in dire need of care. We have pushed for and achieved, the reestablishment of the Big Island Arborist Advisory Committee.
East Honolulu Outdoor Circle
The East Honolulu Branch celebrated Arbor Day with a birthday party for the 10 kou trees planted five years earlier in the Diamond Head Crater.
Kaua'i Outdoor Circle
The Kaua’i Outdoor Circle, although small, has had a positive an impact on the Kaua’i community. We had our annual educational booth at the Arbor Day Tree Giveaway; held tree pruning demonstrations for the State Public Works Department and the County Beautification Department and continue to work with the County Building Department on regulating signs.
Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle
The Lani-Kailua Branch had a very successful 26th Annual “I Love Kailua” Town Party this year, raising almost $30,000 to help fund our beautification projects around Kailua, including the on-going landscape maintenance of two major traffic triangles, and the proposed landscape refurbishment of Alala Point, at the entrance to Lanikai, a landscape project that LKOC installed 25 years ago, with proceeds from the very first Town Party, and has maintained since 1999.
Waikoloa Village Outdoor Circle
Progress is being made toward creating a Waikoloa Community Garden on a quarter acre lot we have procured. We have installed a sub-meter for the water, have recently purchased other irrigation supplies, and the trench work has begun. We look forward to completing the construction so planting can begin.
The Greenleaf is the online newsletter and blog of The Outdoor Circle. Here you will find updates on the projects and accomplishments of our many branches throughout the state, as well as programs with statewide impact.