Oahu SWCDs

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Information about Oahu SWCDs

Published on April 23, 2008

Author: corrin

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by Ms. Megan O'Brian
Conservation Specialist, Oahu Soil & Water Conservation Districts
at the Hawaii Water Quality Conference 2008

O’ahu Soil and Water Conservation Districts

SWCD Background Encourage relations with government agencies, other organizations and the public Organized in 1948 to serve as a voice for the conservation movement in Hawai’i. Provide conservation planning, technical assistance and public outreach free of charge

Encourage relations with government agencies, other organizations and the public

Organized in 1948 to serve as a voice for the conservation movement in Hawai’i.

Provide conservation planning, technical assistance and public outreach free of charge

SWCD Goals Promote natural resource conservation through responsible land use Educate the public about conservation programs Facilitate cooperation among various agencies in promoting soil and water conservation Pursue assistance from all sources to ensure the greatest conservation benefits for O’ahu.

Promote natural resource conservation through responsible land use

Educate the public about conservation programs

Facilitate cooperation among various agencies in promoting soil and water conservation

Pursue assistance from all sources to ensure the greatest conservation benefits for O’ahu.

Conservation Planning O‘ahu Statistics: 8,360.48 of 12,328.16 44 since 2008 60 Completed Plans: Acres: Plan Requests:

Non-Point Source Pollution Best Management Practices Permitting Exemptions Streambed Vegetation Vegetative Barriers Erosion Control

Water Management Planning Request a meter recommendation or water management plan Attend a District meeting and sign on as a Cooperator Submit irrigation design or schedule a site visit Meter Recommendation Letter for BWS Water Management Plan Letter for BWS Design and schedule Send letter to BWS

Meter Recommendation

Letter for BWS

Water Management Plan

Letter for BWS

Design and schedule

Technical Assistance Monthly District meetings Windward O’ahu District West O’ahu District Cooperator applications Answering questions by phone or email Public information via http:// www.hacdhawaii.org

Monthly District meetings

Windward O’ahu District

West O’ahu District

Cooperator applications

Answering questions by phone or email

Public information via http:// www.hacdhawaii.org

Outreach Hawai‘i State & County Farm Fairs Non-point Source Pollution Presentation with elementary school students Pioneer Career Day Ag Awareness Day @ the State Capitol Ag In The City Day @ Honolulu Hale

Hawai‘i State & County Farm Fairs

Non-point Source Pollution Presentation with elementary school students

Pioneer Career Day

Outreach Windward Science & Engineering Fair Judging Immigrant Farmer Outreach Erosion Model Presentations Apoha the O‘opu Pioneer Field Day

Windward Science & Engineering Fair Judging

Immigrant Farmer Outreach

Erosion Model Presentations

Conferences Total Maximum Daily Load Conference 2007 Annual RC&D Pacific Rim Conference Water Quality Conference HACD Annual Conference

Total Maximum Daily Load Conference

2007 Annual RC&D Pacific Rim Conference

Water Quality Conference

HACD Annual Conference

Thank you! Contact Information Megan O’Brian Conservation Specialist [email_address] 483-8600 ext 110

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