Hawai'i Department of Health produced this visual image noting pesticides as a risk to water quality in Hawai'i. The state
Department of Agriculture is offering a way to dispose of pesticides for free, no questions asked.
or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on location) +1 669 444 9171 US. The webinar ID is 977 6403 0639. International numbers available: https://hawaii-gov.zoom.us/u/adLQYBuFXi
Adam Williams, Environmental Health Specialist and Project Manager for state Department of Agriculture's Pesticide Disposal Program, said Tuesday's meeting is the start of a series of zoom meetings to discuss the state Pesticide Disposal Program.
|State DOA offers option for pescticieds.|
Pesticides to be disposed could include old pesticides saved from sugar plantation days in Ka'u.
Williams said, "The goal of the PDP is to promote a cleaner and safer Hawai'i by reducing the amount of pesticides which could potentially impact human health or the environment. The webinar offer discussion on: Acceptable and unacceptable materials; Who's eligible to participate; Getting registered;The event date and time; and Frequently asked questions.
The online meetings will be held weekly from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., from this Tuesday, July 25 to Tuesday, Sept. 5.
|Pa'a'au Stream, the rocky bed transformed by Army Corps of Engineers. Photo from Army Corps of Engineers|