Posted on Jan 10, 2020 in News, slider



  • Big Island Invasive Species Committee
    • Type of activity: Presentation on Little Fire Ants

      Date/Time: February 10th, 6:00 PM 

      Location: Laupahoehoe Community Library

      Website: https://www.biisc.org/

    • Type of activity: Activity table for HAAS Science Expo

      Date/Time: February 28th, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM 

      Location: Kealanui Campus

      Website: https://www.biisc.org/

  • Nāpu‘u Natural Resource Management
    • Type of activity: Nāpuʻu Conservation Project ʻOhana Day: Remove invasive weed species from Kīpuka ʻoweowe. 

      Date/Time: Saturday, February 29th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Location: Meet at the Puʻuwaʻawaʻa State Forest Reserve hiker check-in station

      Website: https://www.facebook.com/Puuwaawaa

      Additional info: Please RSVP – send an email to [email protected], or call Liana at (808) 747-4717 to confirm your attendance. Wear long pants and sturdy shoes, have sun protection, and a rain jacket in case. Bring a water bottle and snacks. Optional potluck lunch to follow. Please bring a dish to share. Mahalo!


  • Help stop the little fire ant – Volunteer with MISC 

    • Type of activity: Help in the efforts to detect little fire ants by helping to clean plastic vials we use to collect samples. Work is suitable for any age and is not physically demanding but does require a willingness to talk story with a great group of fellow volunteers. 

      Date/Time: February 7th & 21st, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Location: 820 Piiholo Road, Makawao

      Website: mauiinvasive.org

      Additional info: Contact Lissa Strohecker, [email protected], or 573-6472 to confirm your attendance


  • 808 Cleanups: We will have multiple ongoing events involving invasive plant removals (mostly koa haole and buffelgrass), including these events in February:
  • Type of activity: SAVE HAWAI`I from Invasive Species! Do a little to help a lot.

    Date/Time: Saturday, February 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Kapilina Beach Homes, 5100 Iroquois Avenue Ewa Beach, HI 96706

    Website: Kapilina Beach Homes – Events

    Additional info: Public event, open to all ages. Informational booths on various invasive species, games, and prizes. Volunteer opportunities to search for breeding sites such as decomposing tree stumps and piles of green waste in the Kapilina community.

  • Type of activity: OISC Lyon Arboretum Volunteer Trip

    Date/Time: February 8th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Location: Lyon Arboretum, Manoa

    Website: https://www.oahuisc.org/oisc-volunteer-trip-lyon/

    Additional info: RSVP Requirements. Surveys, “OISC-style” to remove invasive plants before they become widespread across the island. Volunteers will be hand-pulling plants and hiking off-trail in moderately steep to steep terrain with exposure to sun, rain, mosquitoes and muddy conditions. Volunteers should be physically fit for strenuous activity. Participants will be required to sign a waiver and provide emergency contact information. Minimum volunteer age is 12 years old. Children ages 12-14 must have an adult accompany them for the duration of the trip. Children ages 15-17 yrs. must have parent/guardian signature. Please call 808-266-7994 or email [email protected] with any questions.

  • Type of activity: KMWP Waihe’e Valley Volunteer Workday

    Date/Time: February 8th, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Meet at Kahaluu Regional Park

    Website: http://koolauwatershed.org/event/2-8-2020-waihe%ca%bbe-valley-volunteer-demo-and-workday/

  • Type of activity: Waikalua Loko Iʻa Community Workday

    Date/Time: Saturday, February 8th, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Waikalua Loko Iʻa, Kaneʻohe

    Website: http://koolauwatershed.org/event/2-8-2020-waihe%ca%bbe-valley-volunteer-demo-and-workday/

    Additional info:La Hana Flyer 2020.PDF. RSVP: Rosalyn “Roz” Kuʻuleimomi Rubio Dias Concepcion; Alakaʻi Manager, [email protected] 

  • Type of activity: Heʻeia Estuary Restoration: 

    Date/Time: February 15th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: He’eia State Park, He’eia


    Additional info: Volunteers will be involved in clearing invasive plant species from the stream and shoreline area using small hand tools and hand pulling small weeds as we work to open and create areas to outplant native species. We will wrap up this service event with a short walk on to the private Heʻeia Fish Pond wall to hear about its historical significance and how efforts to restore the fish pond are directly linked to the HOK project and other projects in the ahupuaʻa (valley). RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot. No bathroom on site. Registration is required, sign up by 2/5/2020.


  • Type of activity: Kaha Native Plant Garden Workday

    Date/Time: Thursday February 20th, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: 750 Kaha Street, Kailua 96744

    Website: www.huihawaii.org

    Additional info: This project is a living example of how individual homeowners can help improve the local environment through the use of native vegetation and xeriscape gardens. The project replaced grass and invasive species along 150 yards of stream bank with native Hawaiian plants which can be used for soil stabilization, biofiltration and water conservation. Visitors can walk the garden pathways to see how plantings might appear in their own backyard. Volunteers will be involved in clearing invasive plant species from the area using small hand tools and hand pulling small weeds as we work to open and create areas to outplant native species. RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot


  •  Type of activity: Ala Mahamoe Volunteer Workday

    Removing weeds and planting, watering, mulching native species

    Date/Time: February 22nd , 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: approx. 1812 Ala Mahamoe Street Honolulu, HI 96819

    Website: www.koolauwatershed.org

    Additional info: No bathroom at the worksite, register by 2/20/20


  • Type of activity: Identifying damage and removal of CRB from breeding habitat

    Date/Time: February 22nd , 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Leeward Community College; meet at classroom BS-209

    Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crb-volunteer-workday-tickets-91086950521

    Additional info:Meet in classroom BS-209. Short introduction to CRB in the classroom. Learn to identify tree damage at the LCC gardens and later help to dig through mulch to remove CRB from breeding sites. Please wear close-toed shoes, a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and bring a water container. SPACE IS LIMITED- Sign up at Eventbrite.com. Search: CRB Volunteer Workday. For more information contact (808) 679-5244 or [email protected] 

  • Windward Community College Rain Garden:  
    • This project consists of approximately 3,000 square feet of rain gardens and native vegetation in front of Hale ‘Imiloa.  Rain Gardens are designed to capture stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces like roofs, roads and parking lots.  The rain gardens trap and infiltrate the stormwater runoff before it has a chance to carry pollutants into nearby streams and bays. Volunteers will be involved in clearing invasive plant species from the area using small hand tools and hand pulling small weeds as we work to open and create areas to outplant native species.
    • RSVP to [email protected] to reserve your spot


  • HISAM Events On Kaua`i
  • World Wetlands Day Celebration at Kawai’ele Waterbird Sanctuary
    • Type of activity: Guided walk and talk with DOFAW staff to learn about native water birds and their habitat; activities include bird stories, bird ID, plus a native and invasive plant discovery map activity for kids led by KISC.
      Date/Time: Saturday Feb 1, 2020, 8:30 – 10:30 AM
      Location: Kawai’ele Waterbird Sanctuary in Kekaha
      Website: https://www.worldwetlandsday.org/
      Any additional info: Hosted by Pacific Birds Habitat Venture, Hawaiʻi State Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee.
  • Kokeʻe Volunteer Work Day
    • Type of activity: Forest restoration; Weed control
      Date/Time: Thursday, February 13th, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
      Location: Kokeʻe Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow
      Website: www.krcp.org 
      Any additional info: Enjoy a beautiful day in Kōkeʻe and help care for Kauaʻi’s spectacular natural resources by teaming up for some invasive weed removal in the forest.  Hosted by Kōkeʻe Resource Conservation Program and Kauaʻi Invasive Species Committee. 
  • Symphony of Hawaiian Birds
    • Type of activity: Free public concert performed by UH Mānoa Wind Ensemble. 
      Date/Time: February 23rd, 4:00 PM
      Location: Kauaʻi Community College Performing Arts Center
      Website: www.symphonyofhawaiianbirds.com
      Additional info: The Symphony of the Hawaiian Birds is a place-based interdisciplinary program that brings together science, music, art, dance, and education to tell the story of our endangered Hawaiian forest birds.
  • Mālama Huleia volunteer work day

    • Type of activity:  Mangrove and other invasive species removal at Huleia River and replanting with native and cultural species.
      Date/Time: Saturday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, date to be announced – please check web site for date.
      Location: Alakoko Fishpond
      Website: https://malamahuleia.org/how-to-help/
      Additional info:  Hosted by Mālama Huleia. Lunch is provided. Please RSVP to [email protected]