2016 HISAW Events


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2016 HISAW Events


National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 21st – 27th

Visit: www.nisaw.org for the national events list and for more information


Palau Invasive Species Awareness Day

February 24th, 2016


Kosrae Invasive Species Awareness Day

March 10th, 2016


Thursday Feb. 18th

11:00am – 2:00pm

Hanalei Elementary School 4th Grade


Kauai Invasive Species Committee

School Presentation: KISC will be giving a presentation about invasive species and their impacts to the 4th grade students of Hanalei Elementary School

Open to the public? No, this presentation is for students only.


Friday Feb. 19th

8:15am – 12:00pm

Kanuikapono School 8th Grade



Kauai Invasive Species Committee & Hawaii Island Land Trust

School Presentation: Presentation, activity, and site visit to HILT property at Kahili beach with 8th graders from Kanuikapono School. They will learn about invasive Species, Plant ID, and island stewardship

Open to the public? No, this presentation is for students only.


Saturday Feb. 20th

8:00am – 12:00pm

Waikalua Loko I’a in Kaneohe





Waikalua Loko I’a

 La Hana (Community Workday): Come restore the Waikalua fishpond by helping to remove mangrove and invasive seaweed.

What to bring: Bring clothes/shoes that can get muddy, sunscreen, gloves, lunch, and a reusable water bottle. Ice water will be provided.

Open to the public? Yes

For more info or to pre-register yourself or your group, visit our website:



Saturday Feb. 20th 

9:00am – 1:00pm

Tree Tunnel area near Lava Tree State Park

Meet at the Lava Tree State Monument parking lot.

Hawaii Island

Big Island Invasive species Committee

 Albizia Control Workday: BIISC will be training new volunteers and working with experienced Albizia Assassins to control regrowth of Albizia along the old ”tree tunnel” area near Lava Tree State Park.

What to bring: Sturdy, closed toe shoes, long pants, long sleeved shirt, snacks, and water.

Open to the public? Yes

Contact [email protected] for more information or to reserve a place.


Sunday Feb. 21st

9:00am – 12:00pm

Manoa Cliff Restoration

Meet at the Manoa Cliff Trailhead, Round Top Drive (near 4005 Round Top Drive). The well-marked Manoa Cliff Trailhead is located on the mauka (uphill) side of the road/parking area, about 4.2-miles up Round Top Drive from Makiki Street. The trail shares the same parking lot with the Moleka Trailhead (which heads makai, downhill).


Manoa Cliff Native Forest Restoration Project

Volunteer Day: An all-volunteer effort that is actively restoring a 6-acre fenced area of forest along the Manoa Cliff Trail. It takes about 45 minutes to hike into the site, and once there, we usually work on weeding invasive species or planting native species.

What to Bring: Lunch, water, shoes, long pants and long-sleeve shirts (for working off-trail), rain gear, work gloves, and hand tools if you have them. You may also want to bring insect repellent.

Open to the public? Yes

For more info visit: www.manoacliff.org


Monday Feb. 22nd

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Sherman 103. UH Manoa


Control Group on Alien Pest Species (CGAPS)

 NREM Brown Bag Seminar: The Top 5 worst Invasive Species for Hawaii

Open to the public? Yes


Monday Feb. 22nd

3:00pm – 4:30pm

1601 East West Rd. 3rd floor #3125

UH Manoa


Hawaii Conservation Alliance

Talk Story Event: Hear from working academia, government, field staff about career opportunities and research needs in invasive species management.

What to bring: Notepad and a pen

Open to the public? Yes

For more info contact Tina Lee at [email protected]



Wednesday Feb. 24th

8:00am – 4:00pm

Waimea Valley Botanical Garden


Oahu Weed Workshop

 A daylong meeting to present and discuss invasive plant control in natural areas on Oahu. The meeting is of interest to land managers and natural resource management students.

 What to bring: Writing supplies lunch and snacks. Refreshments will be available at the meeting.

Open to Public? Yes

Seating is limited so please RSVP to: Richard Pender at [email protected] 



8:00am – 3:00pm

Waimea Valley Botanical Garden

59-864 Kamehameha Hwy.


Waimea Valley Botanical Garden

Waimea Volunteer Workday: Either removing invasive species along the Kalahe’e ridge fencelingor hiking to the restoration sites to weed and prepare the sites for planting

What to bring: Water (required), lunch, handsaws, rain gear, sun protection, long pants, long shirt, shoes (required)

Open to public? Yes. Please RSVP to Laurent at [email protected]


Thursday Feb. 25th

8:00am – 4:00pm

Awa’awapuhi Trail, Koke’e

Meet at the large pavilion just beyond the Kokee Meuseum


Koke’e Resource Conservation Program (KRCP) & the Kauai Invasive Species Committee (KISC)

 Volunteer Work Day: Come join KRCP for a fun and worthwhile endeavor as we work to protect Kauai’s native plant communities in Koke’e.

What to bring: Long pants, long sleeve shirt, supportive closed toe shoes, water, lunch, and sun protection. Tools and training will be provided.

Open to the public? Yes, all ages are welcome. Volunteers 17 and younger must have parental supervision present. Carpooling from Waimea to Kokee is available upon request.

RSVP to Cherith Andrade at [email protected] by Feb 22nd if you would like to attend.


Thursday Feb. 25th


Kahanahaiki; Northern Waianae Mountains

Meeting location will be given to confirmed volunteers.


Oahu Army Natural Resource Program

Kahanahaiki Weed Control Workday: Join OANRP staff in controlling weeds in the native forests of Kahanahaiki. We will be controlling a variety of weed species using hand tools and caution-labeled herbicide with drip applicator bottles. All tools and gloves will be provided. Transportation to and from the work site from a designated meeting location will also be provided. Be prepared to hike approximately 2.5 hours (1.25 each way) along a moderately strenuous trail.

What to bring: A suggested packing list to all approved volunteers.

Open to Public: OANRP can only take up to 10 volunteers on this day.  Volunteers may sign up for the trip on-line at: https://oanrp.ivolunteer.com/

*New volunteers with OANRP must complete a volunteer application at least 3 weeks prior to trip

For more info contact: [email protected]


Thursday Feb. 25th

10:00am – 11:30am


RSVP to get location


Maui Invasive Species Council

Banana Bunchy Top Virus Training: Come to a FREE training with the crew from MISC to be held in Wailuku!

What to bring: Pen and paper

Open to the public? Yes

Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] or call (808) 573-6472 to reserve your space




Thursday Feb. 25th

6:30pm – 8:00pm

McKinley High School Cafeteria

1039 King Street


US Fish and Wildlife Service & Department of Forestry and Wildlife

Talk Story Session: Methods to control and eradicate invasive rodents and mongooses to protect native species in Hawai‘i.  The agencies are co-leads in developing a draft programmatic environmental impact statement, which will analyze the impacts of and alternatives to controlling these invasive animals for the protection of native wildlife, plants, and habitats that support them.

Open to the public? Yes


Friday Feb. 26th

9:00am – 12:00pm

Kawainui Marsh

Meet at Le Jardin Academy lower parking area. Look for the DOFAW truck and staff


Department of Forestry and Wildlife & Oahu Invasive Species Committee

Kawainui Marsh Volunteer Service Project: Come help DOFAW and OISC remove invasive species from our native plant restoration areas.

What to bring: Sturdy shoes for working outdoors, reusable water bottle, wear long sleeve shirt, insect repellant, snacks, etc.

Open to the Public? Yes. Go to to DLNR ivolunteer https://dlnr.ivolunteer.com/#1 

Contact [email protected] for more information.


Saturday, Feb. 27th 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Meet at Kuliouou Beach Park


Mālama Maunalua

Invasive Algae Workday: Help restore the health of Maunalua Bay by removing invasive alien algae at our volunteer-based Huki (“pull”).

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

Open to Public

Please RSVP to Nicole at [email protected]

Learn more about Malama Maunalua and our regular hukis at www.malamamaunalua.org


Saturday Feb. 27th

9:00am – 10:00am

Meet at Kauai Nursery and Landscaping


Kauai Invasive Species Committee & Kauai Nursery and Landscaping

Landscape Planting Workshop: KISC has a new program to help gardeners, nurseries, and landscapers make pono planting decisions. This workshop will outline a tool to help gardeners to plant pono and also define specific alternatives to common invasive ornamental weeds.

What to bring: Notepad and a pen

Open to the public? Yes

No RSVP required

Contact [email protected] for more information


Saturday Mar. 5th

Leeward Community College



Hawaii State Science Olympiad

 The Hawaii State Science Olympiad has partnered with the Hawaii Invasive Species Council and the Bishop Museum to create an invasive species section of the 2016 Science Olympiad for middle and high school students in Hawaii. As part of this section, students statewide have prepared to answer questions about invasive species both here in Hawaii and across the U.S., The winning team will go on to compete in the National Science Olympiad later in 2016.

Open to the Public? No. This event is open to contestants only.

For more information visit: www.hsso.org


Stay tuned for more updates!