Outreach Working Group

 Raising awareness about invasive species in Hawaii is the primary purpose of the outreach working group. The focus of this group is to encourage citizens, law makers, and businesses to make responsible and informed decisions to protect Hawaii.

Outreach Working Group Chair: Christy Martin (pro tem), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit (PCSU), Coordinating Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS)

Next Meeting: 9a-11a, Wednesday, May 3, 2017, DOFAW Conference Room, Room 325, Kalanimoku Building, 1151 Punchbowl Street

 

Outreach WG Mtg Agenda (draft)

HISC FY18 Funding Priorities Worksheet per the Resources WG (TBD at Resources WG meeting on 3/23/17)

Recent Articles & Reports:

The Hawaii Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) has released its update to the 2002 report Filling the Gaps in the Fight Against Invasive Species. The new report, titled Can’t See the Forest for the (Albizia) Trees: An Invasive Species Update, is located at the link below:

2015 Hawaii LRB Invasive Species Update

Goals, Strategies and Evaluation Measures as outlined in the HISC 2015 – 2020 Strategic Plan:

Goal 1: There is statewide coordination of invasive species outreach.

Support for invasive species work relies on strong understanding and support of the issues from the general public, decision makers, and industry. Statewide outreach campaigns should address the overarching priorities for invasive species issues in Hawaii. Statewide coordination will result in clear consistent messages that increase stakeholder awareness, support, and engagement.

Strategies:

  • Work with CGAPS and contractor to develop a coordinated outreach strategy to develop outreach messages for statewide invasive species priorities.
  • Develop and disseminate outreach media and materials.
  • Act as centralized information hub for invasive species outreach.

Goal 2: All stakeholders are informed and engaged in invasive species efforts.

Strategies:

  • Identify stakeholder groups and develop personas for outreach.
  • Develop and work on collaborative projects with other stakeholders (i.e. partner workdays, exchanges etc.).

Goal 3: Outreach and collaborations on invasive species issues are culturally relevant and inclusive.

It is important that invasive species work have broad support of our missions and strategies across cultures. All of our work should strive to be culturally inclusive and ensure that lands and practices are respected.

Strategies:

  • Translate outreach materials into multiple languages.
  • Engage Aha Moku and other cultural leaders.
  • Provide in-reach to the invasive species community of practice through identification and participation of cultural events that currently exist as well as develop new opportunities (workshops, webinars, talk story).

Evaluation Measures for Outreach Strategies

  • Stakeholder attitudes towards and understanding of priority invasive species issues.
  • Increased stakeholder engagement.
  • Participation in educational opportunities and increased understanding of local cultures.
  • Number of materials produced in other languages.

Messages

We are promoting simple, easily remembered, one sentence messages to the public:

  • Protect Hawaii.
  • Report a pest to 643-PEST (7378).
  • Don’t dump aquarium pets or plants.
  • Don’t plant a pest.
  • Don’t pack a pest.
  • Report dead birds to 211 or www.gotdeadbird.org.
  • Don’t sell or buy a pest.
  • Keep pets contained (e.g. cats).
  • Buy local.
  • Plant native species (promote the value of biodiversity).

Audience

Our priority audience includes:

  • Decision makers, with the authority and means to offer support and/or enact regulations
  • Special interest groups that play an important role in introducing, promoting, or observing invasive species (e.g., transportation agencies and companies, plant and landscape trades)
  • Students, our next generation of decision makers
  • The general public, in order to raise awareness of and concern for invasive species issues

Past Meetings

May 3, 2017 – Agenda (Draft)

February 1, 2017 – Agenda & Notes

December 6, 2016 – Agenda & Notes 

August 3, 2016 – Agenda | Minutes 

May 18, 2016 – Agenda | Minutes

April 20, 2016 – Agenda | Minutes

February 2, 2016 – Agenda | Minutes 

December 3, 2015 – Agenda | Minutes 

November 5, 2015 – Agenda | Minutes

September 29, 2015 – Agenda | Minutes 

January 8, 2013 – Agenda

July 17, 2012 – Agenda | Minutes

May 2, 2012 – Agenda

January 17, 2012 – Agenda |Minutes

July 15, 2011 – Agenda | Minutes

January 19, 2011 – Agenda

October 21, 2010 – Agenda |Minutes

August 2, 2010 – Agenda

February 26, 2009 – Agenda

November 19, 2008 – Agenda |Minutes

September 16, 2008 – Agenda |Minutes

May 27, 2008 – Agenda

March 3, 2008 – Agenda | Minutes

August 13, 2007 – Agenda

May 18, 2007 – Agenda | Minutes

March 9, 2007 – Agenda | Minutes

January 29, 2007 – Agenda | Minutes

October 30, 2006 – Agenda | Minutes

March 10, 2006 – Agenda

December 5, 2005 – Agenda | Minutes

October 27, 2005 – Agenda | Minutes

September 13, 2005 – Agenda | Minutes

July 11, 2005 – Agenda | Minutes

May 18, 2005 – Agenda | Minutes

March 17, 2005 – Agenda

January 19, 2005 – Agenda | Minutes

December 15, 2004 – Agenda | Minutes

September 22, 2004 – Agenda | Minutes

August 25, 2004 – Agenda | Minutes

July 21, 2004 – Agenda | Minutes

June 23, 2004 – Agenda | Minutes

May 5, 2004 – Agenda | Minutes

March 17, 2004 – Agenda | Minutes