5/17/2024 #maalaea #maui #invasive

From the Department of Environmental Management’s Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division:

Aloha fellow Environmental Guardians,
The County of Maui EP&S Division is excited to invite you to its third installment of its Zero Waste Speaker Series, “Sustainability Together: Community-led Regenerative Action,” taking place on May 30 at the Maui Ocean Center Sphere in Māʻalaea.
For this event, EP&S is joining forces with the Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) to host “Grassroots Guardians: Battling Invasives in Maui County.” Join us to learn more about crucial grassroots actions you can implement in your community to regenerate Maui County’s environment, agriculture, and culture. Speakers include Lissa Strohecker, MISC; Maile Davis, Mālama Hāmākua; Sara Tekula, Kula Community Watershed Alliance; Trisha Wilson, MISC; and Mikiʻala Makanamaikalani Puaʻa -Freitas, Kapuna Farms.
Special appearance:  Experience a live demonstration by Freddie—MISCʻs little fire ant detection dog who recently arrived from Australia. He and his handler will showcase impressive skills that help battle invasive species.
Event details:
Date:             May 30, 2024
Location:     Maui Ocean Center Sphere in Māʻalaea (maximum capacity of ~118)
Time:            5:00 pm doors open for networking and local pūpū
                       5:30 pm sharp Sphere doors close & blessing starts
                       5:40 presentations start
                       8:30 pm event ends
Can’t make it in person? Join us virtually on the following platforms:
This event coincides with Hawaiʻi Invasive Species Awareness Month where many organizations and communities are beautifully unpacking the theme, “Who Protects Hawaiʻi? We All Do.” 
Feel free to reach out with any questions. Hope to see you there!

Michelle McLinden Nuijen, PhD

Environmental Program Specialist
County of Maui | EP&S Division

(808) 270-8217 | (808) 856-1589
2145 Wells St. Ste. 305,
Wailuku, HI 96793

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