City and County Resources
Department of Facility Maintenance – 808-768-3343
Responsible for the decision of when to open the berm and obtaining permits to do it. Currently, there are no permits that allow for an opening. There is the ability for them to request an emergency opening permit.
Ross S. Sasamura, P.E. Director and Chief Engineer
1000 Uluohia Street, Suite 215 Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Main phone: 808-768-3343
Cleaning culverts and channels – 808-768-3600
Facilities Maintenance – Kailua Yard – 808-261-5590
These are the people who open the stream-mouth (hopefully once a month). They are also responsible for maintaining and clearing out any hardened culverts and storm drains that bring so much trash into Kaelepulu Pond. Call them to report problems. Best to call early in the morning.
Thomas Takeuchi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kailua Neighborhood Board
A dedicated, elected group of volunteers who interface with the city to inform officials on Kailua community concerns. Best to attend the monthly meeting on the first Thursday of the month and speak – 3 minute maximum. Link to meeting agendas and minutes.
Bill Hicks, Chair, email@example.com
Mayor Rick Blangiardi
530 South King Street, Room 300
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Department of Health, Clean Water Branch 808-586-4309
E-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
DLNR – Department of Land and Natural Resources
DOCARE – Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement
Report Violations, such as unauthorized people in wetlands, illegal nets, etc.
Main phone: 808-587-0066
Enforcement: 643-DLNR (808-643-3567)
Or get the DOCARE App on your phone. Search for the DLNRTip app on iPhone or Google Play
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
If you are seeing an environmental event that may lead to an immediate threat to human health or the environment, call 911, then report it to the National Response Center at 800-424-8802. Learn the difference between a possible violation and an emergency.
There is a Contact-Us link on the EPA website. Their address is:
PJKK Federal Building
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu HI 96850
US Army Corps of Engineers, Regulatory Office
The Army Corps of Engineers is involved in decisions and issuing permits allowing the opening of the sand berm at the Kaelepulu Stream mouth.
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