2017 Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

The State of Hawaii hosted the 5th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week (HISAW) from February 27th to March 3rd, 2017. 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.”


HISAW Proclamation and Awards Ceremony
Honoring HISC Award Recipients


5th Annual HISC Awards

Recognizing individuals and groups for their outstanding service to Hawaii in the fight against invasive species. All nominations are due by December 23rd.

Award Categories & Recipients:  

  • 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 a Community Hero
  • Business Leader:  Recognizes an individual or business in the private sector that has demonstrated leadership in their role of protecting Hawai‘i from invasive species. Click here to nominate a Business Leader
  • Greatest Hit of 2014: Recognizes an individual, 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. Click Here to nominate your Greatest Hit
  • Hottest Pest Report: Recognizes and individual responsible for reporting a high profile invasive pest.
  • Hawaii Island MVP: 
  • Maui Nui MVP: 
  • Oahu MVP: 
  • Kauai MVP: