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INTRODUCTIONBe An Everyday Environmental Hero

Participate as a volunteer, in a community event, or an outreach activity to help the Storm Water Quality Branch, and be an Everyday Clean Water Hero!

Take an active role in making a difference in the environment by helping to preserve it for future generations. Volunteer to help today, see our calendar of events.

Volunteer Opportunities  


Volunteer to help clean up a stream or City block.  Adoptees are asked to commit to four cleanups within 2 years. Volunteers must be 12 or older to participate in this program.

Storm Drain Markers

Mark storm drains with stencils or markers to promote awareness that storm drains lead to the ocean. Volunteers must be 12 or older to participate in this program.
Outreach Opportunities  

Other opportunities to volunteer assistance to the Storm Water Quality Branch programs are to:

  • Distribute educational materials. Download our “Environmental Hero” brochure or request materials.
  • Make a presentation to a group on storm drains and pollution using a power point, video or activity. Various materials can be found in our resource library, media library and learning center.
  • Assist with office work and equipment maintenance

To inquire more about these opportunities, please go to the ‘Contact Us’ page and call the Storm Water General Education and Outreach or use the contact form.

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Community Events  

Earth Month

In April, join the City to celebrate Earth Month! Scheduled activities and events focus on the mauka to makai connection. Participants will learn about water quality and best management practices that can reduce pollution to our waterways.

World Water Monitoring Field Day

Students from middle and high schools collect and analyze samples from stream segments to observe the impacts of storm water runoff from their neighborhood. Results are shared with participating communities around the world. Visit the World Water Monitoring Field Day page.


October and November are Make-A-Difference months with volunteer cleanup events around the island. You can make a difference by getting involved to help clean up our streams and neighborhoods.

Be an Everyday Clean Water Hero!

We can ALL make a difference to improve storm water quality and protect our streams and ocean for life.  Preventing pollution is an everyday activity. Click here for 9 simple yet effective actions to do around the home to help reduce individual runoff.

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