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Waimea virtual ‘Coffee with a Cop’ coming up
The Hawaii Police Department’s South Kohala Community Policing Section invites you to join them virtually for “Coffee with a Cop” from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday via Zoom.
This virtual event is an opportunity for community members to engage in conversation with their district police officers. Topics of conversation can range from answering questions to discussing neighborhood or community issues. The event is being held virtually in an effort to safely stay connected with community during the current pandemic surge.
Interested attendees can join online using the link: https://bit.ly/3nCGVGJ. Contact the South Kohala Community Policing Section at (808) 887-3080 with questions.
Advocacy, leadership training offered
Hawaii Island residents can learn to become advocates and leaders for their children and communities through a free program starting in October.
The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), organized by the nonprofit Hawaii Children’s Action Network, is open to anyone who cares about the well-being of children. Now in its sixth year in Hawaii, PLTI teaches participants how to engage with the political system and get their voices heard.
“We’re continually inspired by the impact that PLTI participants and alumni have on their communities,” said Deborah Zysman, Executive Director of Hawaii Children’s Action Network. “If you want to get more involved in their community, I encourage you to apply for PLTI. You’ll develop your leadership skills and get the tools you need to take action and make a difference.”
PLTI participants attend 20 weekly sessions from October through April. Sessions will be held on Zoom, and residents from all islands are encouraged to apply.
Since 2015, PLTI has trained more than 80 alumni from across the state. Those interested in joining this year are encouraged to learn more and apply at https://www.hawaii-can.org/plti.
Webinar to discuss
plants, coral reefs
The Kohala Center in partnership with Roth Ecological Design International and Terraformation will host a free online webinar on Thursday titled “Could native plants held save our coral reefs?”
Prior research has shown that nitrogen entering coastal environments from cesspools and storm-water runoff can contribute to increased algae blooms that inhibit coral growth and vitality. Ahuawa and akaakai, two plants native to Hawaii, uptook and reduced nitrogen levels in salt water in the research study suggesting that planting them in nearshore environments could help reduce a key coral stressor.
The webinar featuring presenter Lauren Roth, of Roth Ecological Design International, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday.
For more information and to register, visit koha.la/phyto or contact Cindi Punihaole at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 887-6411.
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