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STATE AND THE COMMUNITY WORK TOGETHER TO
MITIGATE DUST IN LUALUALEI
Community to plant 600 native plants along Navy Road
Environmental Planning Office
The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the Malama Learning Center, Nani O Wai'anae,
the Outdoor Circle, PVT Land Company, local students, teachers and the broader community is pleased to announce
the launch of a pilot planting project to help control dust along the Navy Road in Lualualei Valley. The pilot
project includes planting 600 native coastal plants.
The Malama Learning Center has worked with local public high schools (Kapolei, Nanakuli, Wai'anae, Pearl City,
and Kahuku) to grow the plants over the past nine months with funding from the State Environmental Justice
program of $2,150.
The six species of native Hawaiian plants, 'akia, naupaka, a'ali'i, pohinahina, ma'o, and 'ilima, are ready
for outplanting by volunteers from Nani o Waianae, The Outdoor Circle, Leeward Community College, and the
broader community will work together to carefully put the plants in the ground. PVT Land Company will provide
technical assistance and water to ensure that the plants have a good start in their new environment.
This pilot site will cover approximately 50 feet of the road near the PVT landfill. This project was initiated
after the Nanakuli Dust Study, prepared in December, 2011 for the Hawaii State Department of Health recommended
“that DOH work closely with the community in conjunction with PVT and the Navy base to initiate a plan to
address the bare dirt pullout sections (berm) on either side of Lualualei Road”.
Download the December 20, 2011 Report here:
DOH Nanakuli Dust Study – Technical Evaluation and Recommendations
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 312
Honolulu, HI 96814
phone (808) 586-4337
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Last update: 10 April 2013