National Invasive Species Awareness Week

February 27 - March 3, 2017

PARTICIPATE IN EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION to raise awareness and identify solutions to invasive species issues at local, state, tribal, regional, international and national scales. Locate an invasive species event in your state or county. Plan your own event using the NISAW Toolkit – where and when it works for you!

Plan to attend the NISAW 2017 reception and briefings on Capitol Hill!


Invasive Species Reality Check: Where Are We and Where Do We Need to Go?

Monday Feb 27 - Impacts and Prevention
10a ET Informal MeetUp at US Botanic Garden Conservatory
1130a ET Capitol Hill Lunch Seminars, Cannon 122
2-4p ET Afternoon Webinars

Tuesday Feb 28  - Early Detection and Response
10:00 am ET, Capitol Hill Lunch Seminars, Senate Dirksen G11
2-4p ET Afternoon Webinars

Wednesday March 1 - Innovative Methods
1130a ET Capitol Hill Lunch Seminars, Cannon 122
2-3p ET Afternoon Webinar

Wednesday March 1 - Federal Agency Fair
4-7p Federal Agency Fair, Rayburn House Office Bldg.

Thursday March 2 -  Creating Behavior Change
10-11a TENTATIVE Fieldtrip: National Museum of the American Indian
1130a ET Capitol Hill Lunch Seminars, Cannon 122
2-4p ET Afternoon Webinars

Friday March 3 - Public-Private Partnerships
11a ET Morning webinar

If You Plan on Coming to NISAW Events in DC, Please RSVP Using This Google Form.

Plan ahead! The first ever NISAW in the Field will be July 9 – 15 2017. Stay tuned for more information on state-led weed pulls, field days, seminars, and more!

NISAW Toolkit

Sponsors:  Bayer Crop Science, Dow AgroSciences, Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition, Syngenta, Weed Science Society of America

Participating organizations:  Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Environmental Law Institute, National Environmental Coalition on Invasive Species, Nature Conservancy, Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition, University of Georgia, Weed Science Society of America, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Federal Interagency Committee on Noxious and Exotic Weeds, National Invasive Species Council and many others.

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For More Information

Rick Otis

Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition
202-289-2060 |

Lee Van Wychen, Ph.D.
National and Regional Weed Science Societies





Participating Organizations