The following information is provided by Environmental Protection Agency:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a total of over $59,000 in funds to the group Malama Maunalua on Oahu to help restore urban waters, support community revitalization and protect community health.
“Urban waters especially have been degraded by habitat lost, stormwater runoff and trash,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “Protecting Maunalua Bay's watershed allows city residents to enjoy the environmental and recreational benefits from their local waters and surrounding lands.”
The $2.7 million in funding is part of EPA’s Urban Waters program with grants ranging from $30,000 to $60,000 to 46 organizations in 32 states and Puerto Rico.