Q4 2020 No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award Recipient: The Hula Grill Ohana

Congratulations to The Hula Grill Ohana for receiving our No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award for the fourth quarter of 2020! Since 2008 they have carried out dozens of clean-up events on their section of highway in West Maui. During some of their clean-ups, the Hula Grill Ohana has filled 90 trash bags with rubbish found along the highway. If not for their hard work and dedication, all that trash would have remained in the environment, where it can harm our island’s ecosystems. For over a decade they have shown their commitment to the Adopt-A-Highway program and we greatly appreciate their contribution to the community!

Check out their feature in Maui NowThe Maui News, and Lahaina News!

Want to get involved in the Adopt-A-Highway program? Visit our Adopt-A-Highway page to learn more.

Baldwin High School Virtual Biology Presentation

On December 3, 2020, HWY-M’s instructor, Dr. Daniel Garcia, gave a virtual presentation to Baldwin High School 10th grade Biology students. This class consisted of 10 students and 1 teacher, with the presentation focusing on the effects stormwater pollution can have on ecosystems, both locally and globally. Dr. Garcia explained how pollutants on roadways can be carried by stormwater into Maui’s water bodies, like streams and the ocean, and the ways in which these pollutants can harm wildlife in these habitats. Discussions also included HWY-M’s work to mitigate and prevent pollutants from entering Maui’s storm drainage system and how students and their families can be stormwater conscious in their daily routines. In addition, Dr. Garcia also provided insight into prospective career paths in the field of stormwater management to help inspire more stormwater professionals in the future.