Join the ECO ROTARY CLUB OF KAKA’AKO when they drop over 5,000 genki balls* into the Ala Wai! To make it even more exciting, there will be games and prizes for those who have the best aim! Donations still accepted towards the Genki Ala Wai project if you haven’t had a chance to donate yet. More info: Genki Ball Drop in the Ala Wai Tickets, Sat, Apr 1, 2023 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite
*About genki balls: Over the years, the Ala Wai canal has been a depository for mud, organic debris, trash, and various pollutants. Sludge (rotten, organic material) forms and accumulates due to oxygen deficiency, creating a toxic environment in the canal. Bioremediation—the use of beneficial living organisms to remove pollutants—has been successfully used in Japan and Hawaii to breakdown and eliminate harmful components. The Genki balls made for the Ala Wai canal are mud balls that contain Effective Microorganisms (EM), which sink to the bottom of the canal to digest the sludge.
The Genki Ala Wai Project is a non-profit project under the Hawaii Exemplary State Foundation. The goals is to make the Ala Wai Canal fishable and swimmable within seven years by empowering all stakeholders in the Waikīkī ahupuaʻa (land division) community to work together to restore the Ala Wai ecosystem. More info: The Project (genkialawai.org)