2015 Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week

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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 (PISAW). 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.” 


2015 Invasive Species Awareness Week Happenings

HISAW Closing Ceremony
Honoring HISC Award Recipients
Monday March 2, 2014, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium


National Association of Invasive Plant Councils Webinars
February 23 – 27, 2015 (Eastern Time)
Click here for full listing


Invasive Species Awareness Day – Palau
Wednesday February 25, 2015

 Check back frequently for more opportunities to participate and volunteer!


3rd Annual HISC Awards

Recognizing individuals and groups for their outstanding service to Hawaii in the fight against invasive species.

Award Categories (check back soon for award recipient profiles):  

  • 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 in the private sector or a business that has demonstrated leadership in their role of protecting Hawai‘i from invasive species.
  • 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. 

*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).