2015 Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

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Save the Date! February 22-March 2, 2015: Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

The State of Hawaii is hosting the 3rd annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) in February 2015. HISAW is organized in coordination with both the U.S. National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) and the regional Pacific Invasive Species Awareness Week. HISAW seeks to promote information sharing and public engagement in what the Hawaii State Legislature has declared “the single greatest threat to Hawaii’s economy and natural environment and to the health and lifestyle of Hawaii’s people.”

Check back often for more information on volunteer events, HISC awards, and more. In the meantime, visit our HISAW 2014 page for information on last year’s events.

3rd Annual HISC Awards

Seeking nominations to recognize the SUPERSTARS who help protect Hawai‘i from invasive species!

Award Categories:  

  • Community Hero: Recognizes a community member or community-based group that has been a shining example of dedication to prevent and/or manage invasive species.  Click here to nominate your HERO!
  • Business Leader: Recognizes an individual in the private sector or a business that has demonstrated leadership in their role of protecting Hawai‘i from invasive species.  Click here to nominate your LEADER!
  • Greatest Hit of 2014: Recognizes an individual, organization, or agency responsible for one of the major invasive species highlights of 2014 in the areas of research, prevention, control, and/or public outreach.  Click here to nominate your GREATEST HIT!

To nominate the superstar you know, click on the links above and fill out the online form today!

Nominations due by January 16, 2014

*Awards will also be given in the categories of “Hottest Hotline Report to 643-PEST” (selected by the Dept. of Agriculture) and “County MVP” for each county in Hawai‘i (selected by the island-based Invasive Species Committees).