Hana Community Meeting
The public is invited to attend a community meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Helene Hall in Hana. The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. and will adjourn by 6:30 p.m. Please come and meet park staff, learn more about the park, and follow-up on previously discussed topics.
What: Hana Community Meeting
When: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 between 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Helene Hall, Hana, HI
1. Visit with park staff
2. Get updates on park planning matters
3. Follow-up on previously discussed topics
4. Raise and discuss new matters
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor a six week “Better Choices Better Health” workshop series beginning Friday, July 12 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at KaunoaSeniorCenter, Room 102.
The course is designed to help people living with chronic conditions better self-manage their health. The course will run on six Fridays, including July 12, 19 and 26 and August 2, 9 and 16. A one-time fee of $10 includes the text book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation CD. Scholarships are available.
Contact Jan Roberson at 270-8221 or email@example.com for more information or to register for the course.
Do you care for a parent, spouse, friend, or someone living with you, in a care facility, or on another island, the mainland or in another country? If yes, the Powerful Tools for Caregivers class is designed for you! Topics include reducing stress, improving self-confidence, communicating effectively with health care professionals and family members, balancing caregiving responsibilities, making tough decisions, and locating helpful resources.
Classes consist of six sessions held once a week and lead by two experienced Class Leaders. Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help caregivers practice and incorporate the “caregiver tools.”
The Lahaina class is located in the West Maui Kaunoa Senior Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:00 – 11:00am from July 2 – August 6. A registration fee of $25 is refunded to all who complete the course.
Call Heather Greenwood at the UH Cooperative Extension office for additional information and to register: 244-3242 ext 226.
This program is made possible through funding by the Maui County Office on Aging and a Partnership between Maui County Office on Aging and the University of Hawaii Manoa Cooperative Extension. This program is accessible for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request an auxiliary aid or service, contact 244-3242 / TTY 800-222-1222 seven days before the workshop.
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.
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