Earth Month Schedule of Events

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Earth Month

Earth Month

Throughout the month of April, many organizations on Oahu, as well as within U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii’s Island Palm Communities and the Directorate of Public Works, are recognizing Earth Month with free family events.

•April 20, various times/locations, the Amazing Tree Race. Celebration of the national observance of Arbor Day tree planting will take place on four installations:
-10 a.m. Fort Shafter;
-noon, Aliamanu Military Reservation;
-2 p.m., Helemano Military Reservation;
-4 p.m., Wheeler Army Airfield.
Tree-planting ceremonies are the first step in attaining Tree City USA recognition for each installation. Call 687-8313.

 

•April 21, 7:30 a.m.-noon, Mauka to Makai Bike Path Cleanup. Meet at Blaisdell Park in Honolulu to assist in the cleanup of the Bike Path that stretches from Pearl Harbor to Waipahu. Call 438-1600, ext. 3307.

 

•April 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Kahanahaiki, Makua Military Reservation. Volunteer service trip to clean out invasive weeds for two hours along a moderately challenging trail. Hike will include a detour to view Makua Valley and leeward coast. Volunteer application must have been received at Oahu Army Natural Resource Program two weeks prior to this event. Minimum age is 14. Call 656-7741.

 

•April 24, time/specific motor pool to be determined. Live demonstration of bio-based “green” products. Call 656-3103.

 

•April 25, 10:30-11 a.m., Schofield Barracks. Tour Hale Kula Elementary School. Learn about the school’s Sustainable Outdoor Classroom through student-led tours of the working garden, rainwater harvesting system and native plant gardens. Call 656-3086.

 

•April 25, 2-3 p.m., 1st Lt. Brostrom Community Center, Fort Shafter. Storm drain marker emplacement. Soldier-supported activity to mark storm drains with the important pollution prevention messages. Call 656-3086.

 

•April 25, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Planet Earth movie night at the Aliamanu Military Reservation Community Center.

 

•April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fort Shafter Flats, Earth Day Festival.

 

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For more details about these activities, visit www.islandpalmcommunities.com/go/earthmonth.

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