Category: General May is Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month

May is Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month

All Day
May 1, 2024 May 31, 2024

"This year, we celebrate and reinforce our collective aloha ʻāina responsibility with the theme, ‘Who Protects Hawaii? You do. Invasive Species are everyone’s kuleana.’

HISAM [Hawai‘i Invasive Species Awareness Month] is an annual event dedicated to educating and mobilizing the residents of Hawaiʻi to protect our islands from the threats posed by invasive species. Join us throughout the month for educational webinars, local volunteer opportunities and events, HISAM community awards, and the premiere of the video series “Who protects Hawaiʻi?”

  • Who Protects Hawaiʻi: Explore inspiring video stories about the faces of local biosecurity on our interactive map.
  • HISAM Awards : Celebrate the champions safeguarding our islands.
  • Webinar Schedule: Learn from experts at our educational sessions.
  • Local Volunteer Opportunities and Events: Join us at one of many statewide events and volunteer opportunities and make a difference.
  • Tuesday, May 21st 9:30 am am – Amplifying Statewide Efforts in Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Communication and Management: Hawai’i CRB Communications Plan. Join Arisa Barcinas, outreach associate with CRB Response, and Elizabeth Speith from and the HISC, for an deep dive into the new Hawai’i Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) Communications Plan and current CRB status. The Hawai’i CRB Communications Plan aims to foster collaborative community action to manage CRB across the state. They will also tackle strategies to combat misinformation and encourage an open discussion to address common misconceptions. The plan was created by a collaboration of CRB communications experts from multiple agencies and groups across the state, reflecting the unique populations and situations faced on each island and underscores the multi-agency approach essential for effective CRB management. Presented in collaboration with the Occasional Invasive Pest Mini-Conference CTAHR series. Register for the webinar HERE."

From State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources

May is Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month

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