Tuesday, September 27, 2011

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 26 to March 3, 2012 in Washington DC

A week of activities, briefings, workshops and events focused on strategizing solutions to address invasive species prevention, detection, monitoring, control, and management issues at local, state, tribal, regional, national and international scales.

n  National Invasive Species Council (see www.invasivespecies.gov) holds public meeting
n  Grassroots action to prevent and control invasive species – Panel discussions and Webinar
·         Success stories and challenges
·         Cooperative Weed and Invasive Species Management Areas and Tribal efforts
n  Capitol Hill Briefings on aquatic invasive species, including quagga and zebra mussels and Asian carp
n  Workshop on invasive species prevention and management in urban areas
n  Invasive Species Award Ceremony and Reception
n  Kids Invasive Species Awareness Day at the US Botanic Garden
n  Weed Prevention - Best Practices Proven to Work/  How to turn away unwelcome guests
n  Prevention through Outreach and Awareness – Experts panel on lessons learned
n  Invasive Species Solutions – poster session
n  Update by federal agencies on important invasive species issues and initiatives
n  State and Local events highlighting invasive species efforts throughout the country!
Check www.nisaw.org for more details and further developments!
Contacts:          Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D.
                           National and Regional Weed Science Societies

                           Lori Williams
                           National Invasive Species Council
 Participating organizations:   The Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the Federal Interagency Committee for the Management of Noxious and Exotic Weeds, the Great Lakes Commission, the Federal Interagency Committee on Invasive Terrestrial Animals and Pathogens, the United States Botanic Garden, and many others.