2017 HISAW Events

 

2017 HISAW Events

February 11th

Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Waikalua Loko Fishpond

45-233 Kulauli St, Kaneohe, HI 96744

 Oahu

 Directions:

Take Kaneohe Bay Drive to Castle High School


At traffic light,
turn right onto Pu‘ohala street
if you’re coming from Kailua or left if you’re coming from Honolulu.

Make your first right onto Kulauli street.
• Follow road past Pu`ohala Elementary School until you reach the fork in the road -go left and follow dirt road to the end.

 

Waikalua Loko I’a Work Day

 Come help to restore and maintain the Waikalua Fishpond by removing invasive mangrove. You will even be rewarded with a educational tour and a light lunch!

What to bring: Clothing that can get muddy/dirty, old shoes or tabis, sunscreen, reusable water bottle, gloves, hat, etc. Tools will be provided.

Open to Public? Yes. Please preregister yourself or your group at the following website.

www.thepaf.org/waikalua

 

 

 

February 15th

8:00am – 4:00pm

Aupuni Conference Room in Hilo

Hawaii Island

Big Island Natural Area Weed Management Forum

Come participate in a day of sharing, presentations, and targeted discussions. The forum is designed as a semi-formal, peer-to-peer interaction among practitioners to establish the current state of practice in natural area weed management on the Big Island.

What to bring: Pen and paper.

Open to Public? Yes, but this event is targeted for weed management professionals. RSVP by Jan 13.  RSVP LINK

Contact James Leary for more details: learyj@hawaii.edu

 

February 18th

9:00am

Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center in Puna

Hawaii Island

Big Island Invasive Species Committee

Albizia Control Training & Workday: learning how to control young albizia BEFORE these fast-growing trees become a menace? Want to know more about how to contact absentee landowners or report trees in the ROW?  Come to an albizia workshop and learn how to take ACTION on albizia.

What to bring: we will be doing hands-on with our albizia field crew, handling sharp tools and herbicide. If you plan to participate in the hands-on trainings or workdays, please wear/bring: sturdy, closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirt, water bottle (we provide ice-cold water for refills), Optional for comfort: hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellant.

Open to Public? Yes

More info: http://www.biisc.org/albizia-workshop/

 

 

 

February 24th

2:00pm

Maui Preparatory Academy, 4901 Honoapiilani Hwy

Maui

Maui Invasive Species Committee

Little Fire Ant Movie Screening and Community Meeting: Come watch a screening of “Fire! Little Fire Ants in Hawaii” as well as participate in a community meeting about the presence and efforts to address little fire ants in Kapalua

Open to Public? Yes

 

February 25th

9:00am – 10:00am

Kauai Nursery and Landscaping nursery conference room

Kauai

 

Kauai Nursery and Landscaping, Inc and Kauai Invasive Species Committee

Plant Pono workshop: KISC will be presenting a workshop that will outline tools and resources to help gardeners plant pono and make pono landscaping decisions. 

What to bring: Pen and Paper

Open to the public: Yes

Contact: KNL 245-7747 

 

 

February 25th

8:00am – 10:00am

Kahili Beach Preserve

Kauai

Hawaiian Islands Land Trust

Volunteer Day: Beach clean-up and removal/clearing of invasives (such as Christmas Berry).

What to Bring: shoes, sun protection, gloves, small yard tools (clippers, shovels, etc.).

Open to Public? Yes, interested participants should contact Angela, Kauai Island Director at angela@hilt.org to RSVP and complete in advance Volunteer Day Participant Release: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/5IcyDt6rTJu_IsZlyQY6NA

 

February 25th

9:00am – 12:00pm

Maunalua Bay, Meet at Kuliouou Beach Park

Oahu

 

Mālama Maunalua and Pono Pacific

Invasive Algae Workday: Come join Mālama Maunalua and Pono Pacific in removing invasive alien algae at Maunalua Bay. The focus of our work is to clear the area of harmful algae to restore a healthy, native marine habitat. Our restaurant partner, BYO Bowls, will also be joining the event for the day. Workday volunteers will not only be giving back to our environment, but will have the opportunity to learn how to reduce their “food-print” through sustainable food choices.

What to bring: Tabis and gloves will be provided. Please bring water, sun protection, and clothes that can get wet/dirty. 

Open to Public? Yes

Please email volunteer@malamamaunalua.org to check on space availability / RSVP and fill out the online waiver at 

www.malamamaunalua.org/volunteer/sign-up/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 27th

9:am – 3:pm

Kaʻena Point Natural Area Reserve

Meet at: Kaʻena Gate (North Shore Side, do not drive to Yokohama bay to access Kaʻena Pt. for this service trip.

Oahu

Oahu NEPM (Native Ecosystem Protection & Management)

Volunteer Service Trip: Help install symbolic trail fencing at Kaʻena Pt. NAR to protect nesting seabirds and native coastal plants.

What to bring: Covered shoes (boots preferable), 2 liters of Water, Hat, sunscreen, gloves if possible, long sleeved clothing for sun protection, sunglasses or eye protection

Open to Public? Yes, RSVP is required (10 people max)

For more info or to RSVP, contact: James Harmon james.a.harmon@hawaii.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 28th

8:30am – 5:00pm

Mount Kaʻala

Oahu

Oʻahu Army Natural Resources Program

 Volunteer Service Trip: We will control a variety of invasive weeds at Kaʻala, including False pamakani (Ageratina adenophora), Koster’s curse (Clidemia hirta), Juncus effusus, and Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.

What to bring: Hiking boots, backpack, water, lunch, long pants/sleeves, rain gear. All tools and gloves will be provided.

Open to the public? Yes, but must complete a volunteer application and RSVP at http://oanrp.ivolunteer.com/jan_feb_2017.  If spots have filled, be sure to sign up for the waitlist. by Tuesday, February 14.

Contact info: Kim Welch & Celeste Hanley, email: outreach@oanrp.com 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 28th

11:00am – 1:00pm

Tamarind Park at Bishop Square

Oahu

Join Us for the 5th annual Hawaii Invasive Species Awareness Week. Learn what various agencies and organizations are doing across the state to address our invasive species issues… and what you can do to help! Vendors to include: Mālama Maunalua, Rapid ‘Ōhi’a Death, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Division of Aquatic Resources, Oahu Invasive Species Committee, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response and Koolau Mountain Watershed Partnership.

Open to Public? Yes

 

February 28th

9:00 – 12:00pm

Huleia Wetland

Meet at Niumalu Beach Park pavilion

 

Kauai

Mālama Huleia

Volunteer workday: Malama Huleia and KISC have partnered to provide a workday that will include pulling weeds from a wetland restoration site, and hauling cut mangrove branches.

What to Bring: Closed toe shoes (wet/muddy conditions), water bottle, sunglasses, hat. Lunch will be provided.

Open to Public? Yes, RSVP not required required but helpful in planning for lunches

Contact Info: malamahuleia@gmail.com or phone Sara (360) 820-0979

 

Wednesday March 1st

5:30pm – 8:00pm

Kona Extension Office: 79-7381 Mamalahoa Highway, Kealakekua, HI 96750

Hawaii Island

Hawaii Ant Lab & County of Hawaii DRD

Little Fire Ant Management Workshop: Little Fire Ant (LFA) voucher program to reduce the initial costs for selected ant bait toxicants and hand spreaders. A limited supply of vouchers will be available to adults age 18 and over who have attended and completed a Little Fire Ant Workshop.

What to bring: Pen and Paper

Open to Public? Yes. Register for the workshop at http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/rd-agriculture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 1st

9:00am

Hawaiian Paradise Park Community Center in Puna

 

Hawaii Island

Big Island Invasive Species Committee

Albizia Control Training & Workday: learning how to control young albizia BEFORE these fast-growing trees become a menace? Want to know more about how to contact absentee landowners or report trees in the ROW?  Come to an albizia workshop and learn how to take ACTION on albizia.

What to bring: we will be doing hands-on with our albizia field crew, handling sharp tools and herbicide. If you plan to participate in the hands-on trainings or workdays, please wear/bring: sturdy, closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirt, water bottle (we provide ice-cold water for refills), Optional for comfort: hat, sunscreen, mosquito repellant.

Open to Public? Yes

More info: http://www.biisc.org/albizia-workshop/

 

 

March 1st

8:00am-12:00pm

Limahuli Garden and Preserve

Kauai

Limahuli Garden & Preserve

Volunteer Service Learning: Remove invasive species removal in Limahuli Valley

What to bring: Close toes shoes (required), long pants, hardy snack and water. Anything else you prefer to have working outdoors.

Open to the public? Yes, RSVP  is required

Contact info: Katie Champlin, kchamplin@ntbg.org, 808.826.1668 x.3

 

March 2nd

8:30am – 3:00pm

Pihea Trail. Please meet at Pu’u o Kila lookout, the last lookout in Kokee

Kauai

Koke’e Resource Conservation Program & the Kauai Invasive Species Committee

Volunteer Workday: Assist the KRCP and KISC staff in removing invasive weeds from Kokeʻeʻs native forest. We will primarily be removing Himalayan Ginger and also searching for a new incipient weed, Japanese mat rush, along the Pihea Trail.

What to Bring: equired work attire: Long pants, long sleeve shirt, socks and close toe shoes preferably with ankle support. Everyone will need to carry their own sack lunch and drinking water. We recommend packing rain gear. 

Open to the public? Yes. Participants 17 and younger will need to be accompanied by an adult. RSVP preferred but not required.

Contact info: Cherith Andrade 808-335-0045 or kokeeresource@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday March 4th

9:00am – 12:00pm

Hamakua Marsh:  Head down Kailua Rd. towards Kailua town. Turn right on Hamakua Dr. Turn right onto a paved road directly after Firestone Autocare (201 Hamakua Dr, Kailua, HI 96734) in Kailua. Look for parking signs and staff in their white state trucks.

Oahu

Kawainui Wildlife Sanctuary 1st Saturday’s Volunteer Day:  Come Join DOFAW’s Wildlife team to remove invasive species to help restore waterbird habitat! This month’s service project will be held at Hamakua marsh.

What to bring: Cleaned, sturdy shoes for working outdoors, reusable water bottle, wear long sleeve shirt, pants, insect repellant, sunscreen, hat, glasses

Open to Public? Yes, register at http://dlnr.ivolunteer.com/kawainui_021

 

Tuesday March 7th

8:00am – 2:00pm

Waimea Valley Botanical Garden

Oahu

4th Annual Oahu Natural Areas Weed Management Workshop: Presentations, targeted discussions, and a tool-tailgate talk story event. All designed to build partnerships and share best use practices and effective weed management tools.

What to bring: Pen and paper

Open to Public? Yes, but this event is targeted for weed management professionals. RSVP is required by Feb 15

Contact Will Weaver for more details: kmwpnrm@gmail.com

 

 

Friday Mar. 10th

10:30am – 11:30am

Governor’s Ceremony Room

State Capitol Building

Oahu

Hawaii Invasive Species Council

HISAW Proclamation and Awards Ceremony: Proclamation by Governor Ige, as well as an awards ceremony to honor various individuals or organizations for their dedication in the fight to combat invasive species.

Open to the public? No. This event is invitation only.