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More than 50 volunteers from Campbell High School and many of their friends and neighbors will fan out across Ewa Beach to clean up trash and educate their neighbors about pollution on Saturday, May 6, 2006, as part of the City’s Adopt-A-Block program.

The Campbell volunteers will have support from the Ewa Beach Boys and Girls Club, Honolulu Police Department, Ewa Weed and Seed, Ewa Lions Club, Ewa Beach Neighborhood Board, Navy active duty personnel, the office of City Councilman Todd Apo, the office of state Rep. Kymberly Pine, Oahu District of the state Department of Transportation Highways Division Oahu District, and Waste Management of Hawaii, Inc.

The City will provide volunteers with rakes, brooms, dust pans, trash bags, gloves, kits to stencil storm drains, educational materials. They will team up with a City refuse truck to tackle North Road and Fort Weaver Road adjacent to the Ewa Drainage Channel. Some students will work with City personnel to hand out fact sheets on pet waste and simple practices to reduce polluted runoff at restaurant and food industry businesses, including proper disposal methods to control fats, oil and grease (or FOG). Over time, FOG can accumulate and block a pipe, causing sewage backups and spills.

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The Ewa Beach Community Based Development Organization (CBDO) is a nonprofit charitable organization that engages in community development activities primarily within the Ewa Beach Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area of the City and County of Honolulu.

The primary goal behind creating the CBDO is to enable the development and implementation of area-wide projects that will provide a strong economic base and improve the quality of life for area residents. The goals and objectives of the NRSA Plan are statements identifying the community’s priorities and intentions regarding neighborhood revitalization. The goals are statements of conditions intended to be maintained or achieved. The objectives are those proposed identified and important towards achieving all three goals. They serve as the core of the NRSA Plan. Many of the activities satisfy multiple NRSA Plan goals and objectives. The three identified goals are:

Goal #1: Build Resident Capacity: “Ewa Beach will prosper by involving all of our neighbors, across, economic, social and cultural lines, in defining and improving Ewa Beach’s future. Getting our kids involved is especially important.”

Goal #2: Support Economic and Job Development: Please refer to Microenterprise Training Program.

Goal #3: Build Community Awareness: “Ewa Beach’s resources in people often go unnoticed. We need to create networking opportunities to solve many of our concerns by using the talents of our residents and neighbors.