Read on for the latest news from HDOT, Highways Division, Oahu District as well as tips to mālama i ka wai, or protect our water!
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Construction BMP Tip: Staging Areas

Are BMPs properly installed at your construction project’s staging area?

Staging areas are approved locations on construction sites where construction equipment, vehicles, materials, and other construction-related materials are stored. Flat areas located away from concentrated runoff, drainage systems, and open waterbodies are ideal locations for construction staging areas. Ensure ample space is available for equipment and materials to be stored through the duration of the project.
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The Plastic Diet

Every day marine life consumes microplastics. But did you know we are also consuming microplastics in our daily diet? Gross!

According to a study by the University of NewCastle in Australia, the average person consumes the equivalent of a credit card’s worth of microplastics each week! It’s no secret that plastic is harmful to the environment and it’s unsettling that our keiki could face health issues because of it. The best method to solving this crisis is prevention. Read on to learn how you can prevent the creation of more microplastics and how you can limit your consumption of them! 
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Tell us what you know about Storm Water! Our survey is to raise awareness and educate the public about Storm Water and Water Quality Issues. Take a few minutes to fill out our survey so that we can continue improving our program and helping you and our community! 
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Thank you to everyone who visited our virtual booth at the BIA Hawaii Home Show! The event may be over, but our booth is still up and available for you to visit. Don't forget to stop by and learn more about what you and your family can do to help Protect Our Water! Visit our booth here: BIA Home Show - Storm Water Hawaii
2021 Environmental Hero Award 

This February, HDOT was awarded the Environmental Hero Award by the City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility Maintenance, Storm Water Quality Division for its exceptional service in water pollution prevention. 

We are honored to receive this award and will continue to do our part to Protect Our Water!
14th Annual Mauka to Makai 

The Waikiki Aquarium will be hosting its 14th Annual Virtual Mauka to Makai Environmental Expo throughout the month of April. Families can enjoy activities such as downloadable arts and crafts, educational videos, a fish release and a FREE swag bag pick up. The first 250 people will receive a native plant giveaway. 
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Earth Day 2021: Restore Our Earth

Earth Day 2021 centers on the big picture: Restoring Our Earth. This year, Earth Day founders are encouraging the public to focus on climate action.

Last year tied 2016 as the warmest year on record at 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the 1951-1980 mean baseline temperature. Specialists predict that intense heating and cooling temperatures will continue if changes aren’t made quickly. Keep reading to learn steps you and your family can take to help combat climate change! 
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DOT-HWYS Oahu’s Q1 2021
Adopt-A-Highway Champion

Congratulations to the Moanalua Lions Club, HDOT Highways, Oahu District’s First Quarter 2021 Adopt-A-Highway Champions! Their route is along Puuloa Road from Wendy’s on Nimitz Highway to Tripler Army Medical Center.
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