9th Life is holding four Spay/Neuter clinics. We need volunteers for in the surgery room to help the vet tech and the usual volunteers for post op care. Also need someone to handle the Tattoo log. It’s all the usual stuff including help with lunch that is a must have for all the volunteers and vet. This vet also loves Krispy Kreme donuts. Dr. Tom is coming back from the Czech Republic for this clinic.
The dates are April 20, 21, 27 and 28. These clinics fall on Saturday and Sunday. Please email me back if you can help and in what area you would like to be.
This is a small clinic. Get your surgical consent forms in now. (see below for pdf form) Mail to 9th Life Hawaii - Box 476 - Makawao, HI 96768
P.S. No pregnant cats, please. All else are welcome.
MANA’OLANA PINK PADDLERS’ HUGE SALE
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER SURVIVORS’
SATURDAY, March 23, 2013
8 AM – NOON
374 KINAOLE CIRCLE
SHOP FOR THE CAUSE
Many from Wailea Point!
Clothes, Household and More!
Mana’olana Pink Paddlers, Maui’s only non-profit outrigger paddling organization focused on helping cancer survivors regain health and strength after cancer, is having a huge sale to raise money for a double hull canoe to support our cancer survivors.
Mana’olana membership is open to cancer survivors who are Maui residents or visitors to Maui. Call Jeannie at (808) 875-2069 or visit www.manaolanapinkpaddlers.org/events for more information.
LAHAINA, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation is partnering with the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative to offer a free rain garden classroom workshop followed by the installation of a demonstration rain garden at Wahikuli Wayside Park.
The free workshop will be held Friday, March 15 at Lahaina Civic Center from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. The classroom session will include detailed information for landscapers, designers, maintenance care providers and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of rain gardens.
On Saturday, March 16, a free hands-on training will be held at Wahikuli Wayside Park from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The training will include the installation of a demonstration rain garden at Wahikuli Wayside Park and will feature a variety of native plants, such as Akulikuli, Pohuehue, Naio Papa, ‘Ilima Papa, and Dwarf Naupaka. The plants are being donated by the County of Maui Department of Water Supply for the Wahikuli garden.
The public is invited to attend either, or both sessions; lunch will be provided for participants on Saturday.
A rain garden is a strategically located, low-lying area planted with native vegetation that intercepts runoff so pollutants can be captured and filtered. The technique is praised as being a low-tech, affordable means to mimic the way nature processes water. Rain gardens are increasingly being used by homeowners and municipalities to reduce the impact of storm water on near-shore waters.”
Once there were coastal marshlands on Maui that intercepted runoff before it damaged our reefs,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “That is one of the reasons why we approved the purchase of 64 acres of undeveloped coastal wetlands in Paukukalo and want to create miles of coastal parkland in West Maui. MauiCounty would not be the same without our coral reef ecosystem. This is one way that we can all work together to help keep that critical ecosystem healthy.”
Jeff Anderson, Parks District Supervisor for West Maui, said that the department is “happy to showcase this technology in the park. Since the rain garden will be located next to the new walking path, a lot of people are likely to see the garden, read the educational sign and feel good that we are doing a little extra to treat the shower runoff.”
According to Tova Callender, West Maui Watershed and Coastal Management Coordinator, pollutants such as hydrocarbons and metals from vehicles, nutrients, sediments and rubbish accumulate between storm events in urban areas. Impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots and roofs generate runoff and carry pollutants to the storm drain system which runs, untreated, to the ocean.
“It’s important that we integrate new ways to filter pollutants and increase water filtration to improver the health of coral reefs and the ocean, and rain gardens can help accomplish just that, by intercepting overland flow and improving the quality of runoff,” Callender said. “Our hope is that those who attend the workshop will be trained and inspired to create more rain gardens throughout Maui.”
The West Maui Ridge to Reef (R2R) Initiative is an all- encompassing approach across multiple agencies, organizations and jurisdictions to address adverse impacts to coral reefs in West Maui. Funding for the rain garden design, installation and training was provided by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program.
Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents increases dramatically and professional first responders may not be immediately available in all areas.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. This valuable course educates people about hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to the professional first responders by providing immediate assistance to victims at a disaster site. Developing a disaster ready and resilient community starts with you!
CERT Basic Training is a six-day, 30-hour program, consisting of classroom instruction and field exercises. Sponsored by the Maui Civil Defense Agency, CERT is taught by Maui Fire Department instructors and is provided free of charge under a Homeland Security grant.
CERT classes are scheduled during the evenings and on Saturdays. The Lahaina class session will be held in March at Princess Nahienaena Elementary School at the following times:
3/5 Tuesday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/7 Thursday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/9 Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
3/12 Tuesday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/14 Thursday 6:00-9:30 p.m.
3/16 Saturday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Upcoming training is scheduled in Kihei in May, Pukalani in July and Kahului in September.
For further information and to register for a CERT course, contact Maui Civil Defense at 270-7285 or email email@example.com.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui is pleased to sponsor the “Better Choices – Better Health” workshop series from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on six Mondays from February 25 through April 8 (skips March 18) at Kaiser Maui Lani Conference Room in Wailuku.
Better Choices – Better Health is an evidence-based educational health aging program designed to help people manage their chronic conditions as well as their overall health through achievable action plans involving relaxation, nutrition, improved communication skills, medication management, exercise and more.
Participants receive a book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation CD, “Time for Healing.”
Cost is $10 for individuals age 60+ and for caregivers of any age. The cost is $35 for those under 60 years of age. Scholarships are available.
Call Jan Roberson at 270-8221 for more info or to register.
Hale Kau Kau, located in Kihei, has prepared and served 58.5% more meals than this time a year ago. The 14th Annual Fundraiser “Music Feeds the Soul” for Hale Kau Kau-feeding anyone who is hungry plus the homebound elderly, sick, and disabled –presents a Benefit Pa’ina (Delicious Dinner, Exciting Live & Silent Auctions, Fabulous Entertainment). With headliner Nathan Aweau, Hawaii’s Multi Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winner and Hawaii’s “Male Vocalist of the Year”. The event will take place at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. For tickets, sponsorships, and program ads-call 808 875-8754 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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