DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Volunteers To Place Native Plants
At Kapena Falls
HONOLULU— Volunteers from the Friends of Kapena Falls, Outdoor Circle, along with 30 servicemen and women from the visiting U.S.S. Denver, which is participating in RIMPAC exercises, will be assisting Department of Land and Natural Resources tomorrow, June 29, 2006 to plant native and Polynesian introduce plants at Kapena Falls.
“We appreciate the cooperative effort of the Friends of Kapena Falls, Outdoor Circle, the Navy, DLNR personnel and the “Lost” production who are coming together to plant native plants to make Kapena Falls a more beautiful area,” said Peter Young, DLNR chairperson.
“This project came together in less than 24 hours, thanks to the efforts of our Kaulunani Urban Forestry program technical coordinator. We appreciate the contributions of all the participants to beautify this popular natural area,” Young said.
The service project will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. and also include landscaping, and cleaning up the river.
DLNR’s Division of State Parks will provide a truck and labor to pick up 425 plants from Koba Nursery. Trees of Hawaii is providing the tools and also providing expertise and refreshments.
The plants are a gift from the “Lost” television show which was recently filmed at Kapena Falls, one of the largest pools of Nu‘uanu stream.
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