The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is responsible to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain State facilities in all modes of transportation, including air, water, and land. Each of the Divisions (Airports, Harbors, and Highways) implements a Storm Water Management Plan on Oahu to reduce the environmental impact of its operations. As stewards of the environment, HDOT is committed to the protection of Hawaii’s natural resources.
Waikiki Aquarium is located on the shoreline of Waikiki Beach next to a living reef and across from Kapiolani Park. The Aquarium – third oldest in the U.S. – showcases more than 500 marine species, and maintains more than 3,500 marine specimens. Public exhibits, education programs and research focus on the unique aquatic life of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific. The Aquarium partners with the Storm Water Management Program in community outreach events including World Oceans Day, the Earth Month Mauka to Makai Expo, and Ocean Literacy Day.
Sea Life Park is dedicated to educating the public on issues relating to marine life conservation and ocean responsibility as home to some of Hawaii’s most diverse and beloved sea creatures. Its long-standing commitment to fostering marine awareness aligns with the Storm Water Management Program’s mission to prevent storm water pollution by keeping Hawaii’s waters clean for future generations. In partnership with the Storm Water Management Program, Sea Life Park hosts an educational exhibit that demonstrates the damaging effects of storm water runoff and pollution on Hawaii’s natural waters, which was unveiled in November of 2014.
The Polynesian Voyaging Society educates local students and communities from around the world to care for Earth through traditional Polynesian sailing voyages. The theme of Hōkūle‘a’s current expedition, Mālama Honua (Hawaiian for “Care for the Earth”), encourages crewmembers and those they visit to respect our Island Earth and her oceans.
Ruby Tuesday Hawaii cares about Hawaii’s waters and is a proud supporter of the Storm Water Management Program’s education and outreach. Ruby Tuesday Hawaii hosts informational events for families in partnership with the Storm Water Management Program and hands out children’s place mats that teach keiki about protecting our waters at its Hawaii locations.
Big City Diner has a longstanding commitment to serving the island community and is partnering with the Storm Water Management Program on children’s education and outreach. By distributing keiki place mats at all 5 of their Oahu locations, Big City Diner is helping teach our keiki about protecting Hawaiian waters from storm water pollution.
Crepes No Ka ‘Oi, located in Kailua, is committed to minimizing the community’s impact on Hawaii’s water quality in order to help this beach town maintain its natural beauty. The restaurant’s owners are doing their part to keep Hawaii’s water pollutant-free by distributing placemats that teach keiki how to protect Hawaii’s waters from storm water pollution.
Zippy’s has made a longstanding commitment to work hard, provide good food and serve the island community in which we live since opening its doors in 1966. In addition to their famous Chili fundraisers, one of Zippy’s varied philanthropic efforts is their partnership with the Storm Water Hawaii Team. Zippy’s understands the importance of protecting our waters through the Storm Water Management Program’s education and outreach initiatives. By distributing children’s place mats at its 25 Hawaii locations, Zippy’s helps us connect with keiki at all times of the day or night!