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EPA Funds Green Street and Sustainable Strategy Workshop

May 7, 2013, 6:00 AM HST
* Updated May 7, 10:51 AM
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Piilani Highway through Kaupo, file photo by Wendy Osher.

Piilani Highway through Kaupo, file photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

The public is invited to a workshop for Green Street and Sustainable Strategies taking place tonight, Tuesday, May 7, in Kahului.

The workshop is one in a series funded by the Environmental Protection Agency, which identified Maui County among the list of communities throughout the US to receive technical assistance in meeting sustainability goals.

The workshop runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kahului Community Center.

According to the EPA, Green Streets are identified as those that capture and filter storm water runoff with vegetation and soils instead of moving water in underground pipe networks.

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The green street concept, according to county officials, aims to decrease water pollution and flooding while beautifying neighborhoods with additional vegetation.

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“During the EPA-funded workshops on Green Street Strategies, participants will explore strategies aimed at capturing and filtering storm water runoff with vegetation and soils, resulting in less reliance on underground infrastructure,” county authorities said in a press release.

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