After Dark in the Park Video Archives - August 27 2013
August 27, 2013 - "Nā Wai Ola, The Living Waters: Harvesting the Heavens"
Harvesting rainwater is a practice that has been going on for centuries all over the world. Rainwater has been used for a variety of purposes including domestic water supply. As global warming and growing populations increase the demand on our limited fresh water supplies, more and more places are turning back to the ancient practice of harvesting rain. Here atop Kīlauea volcano, rainwater collection is the standard way of life and is promulgated by the National Park Service. Join University of Hawaii's Trisha Macomber, author of "Guidelines on Rainwater Catchment Systems for Hawaii" as our guest speaker as she presents a number of options for insuring safe, clean drinking water for the future. Guests will receive all the FREE rainwater they can drink!
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Did You Know?
The endangered Honu`ea (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) comes to shore on the main Hawaiian Islands to nest. They lay multiple nests throughout the season with an average of 175 eggs per nest. Only one in 5,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.