Storm drain stenciling event in Honokowai

A stenciled storm drain is shown in Wailuku. -- LIZ FOOTE photo

Partners representing the West Maui Ridge to Reef Initiative will be hosting a volunteer “guerilla” storm drain stenciling event in Honokowai from 9 a.m. to noon Friday. Volunteers will meet at 9 in the Times Supermarket parking lot at 3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road.

The “guerilla” concept simply means the team will be seeking permission from private property owners along Lower Honopiilani Highway, in addition to marking the drains along the roadway managed by the county, for which permissions have already been obtained. The team will seek to mark as many drains as possible in Honokowai between 9 a.m. and noon. Property managers, owners and residents are invited to join in as the teams visit their locations.

Participants should bring water and sun protection. All youths must be accompanied by an adult. To sign up, ask questions about the event or coordinate to have a specific drain marked, contact Liz Foote at 283-1631 or