2016 Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

 

HISAW 2016 logoThe State of Hawaii will be hosting the 4th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) in February 2016. HISAW is organized in coordination with the U.S. National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) and regional Pacific Invasive Species Awareness efforts. 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.”

 

2016 Invasive Species Awareness Week Happenings

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eventlist

HISAW Proclamation and Awards Ceremony
Honoring HISC Award Recipients
Friday February 26th, 2016, 11:00a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Governor’s Ceremony Room, Hawaii State Capitol

 

Palau Invasive Species Awareness Day

February 24th, 2016

 

Kosrae Invasive Species Awareness Day

March 10th, 2016

 

4th Annual HISC Awards

Recognizing individuals and groups for their outstanding service to Hawaii in the fight against 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. 
  • Business Leader: Recognizes an individual or business in the private sector that has demonstrated leadership in their role of protecting Hawaii from invasive species.
  • Greatest Hit of 2015:  Recognizes  individuals, organization, or agency responsible for one of the major invasive species highlights of 2015 in the areas of research, prevention, control, and/or public outreach.
  • Hottest Pest Report:  Recognizes and individual responsible for reporting a high profile invasive pest.
  • Hawaii Island MVP: Recognizes and individual who has shown exemplarily dedication and motivation to controlling invasive species on Hawaii Island.
  • Maui Nui MVP: Recognizes and individual who has shown exemplarily dedication and motivation to controlling invasive species on Maui.
  • Oahu MVP: Recognizes and individual who has shown exemplarily dedication and motivation to controlling invasive species on Oahu.
  • Kauai MVP: Recognizes and individual who has shown exemplarily dedication and motivation to controlling invasive species on Kauai.

 

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