Big Turnout in Adopt-A-Highway Cleanups for Earth Day 2022!

Earth Day 2022 proved to be one for the books for Adopt-A-Highway cleanup efforts across Maui County! More than 200 bags of trash were cleared from Maui District Highways by 216 volunteers during Earth Day cleanup events. The Adopt-Highway program extends a big MAHALO to the organizers and participants for all their hard work. These efforts help us to achieve our goal of preventing the discharge of stormwater pollutants, protecting the water in our community, and the health of our environment.

2022 Q1 No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award Recipient: Bowers + Kubota

The Adopt-A-Highway program on Maui has named Bowers + Kubota the first No Ka Oi Highway Hui Award recipient of 2022.

Bowers + Kubota provides construction management, architectural and engineering design firm services throughout the state, and has offices on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii Island. For well over a decade, the company’s employees have participated in Adopt-A-Highway cleanups across the islands.

“Bowers + Kubota operates on a set of core values that we call SWIFT: Superior Quality, Wellness, Integrity, Family and Teamwork. Everything about our company is built on these principles,” said Todd Niemann, senior associate. “Participating in programs like Adopt-A-Highway is just another way we act on our values and show that it’s not about taking, it’s about giving back.”

Niemann said that community service activities like their Adopt-A-Highway cleanups also serve to promote company bonding outside of the office. “We always have a lot of fun during our cleanup events. We love being out there in the community, getting honks of appreciation as everyone drives by. It’s a very rewarding feeling.”

Organizations in Maui County interested in signing up for Adopt-A-Highway can search for available highway segments at HWY-M’s stormwater website, Applications, cleanup forms, a safety training video, and program information are also available on the website.

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