The public is invited to weigh in on the state’s draft biosecurity plan for the next 10 years in an effort to bolster the fight against invasive species.
There have been increasing concerns about invasive species threats such as coqui frogs, little fire ants, coffee berry borers and rapid ohia death. Those threats are costing farmers and the state millions of dollars every year.
The meetings, hosted by the state Department of Agriculture, will be held at various locations across the state::
Oahu: Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 6 – 8 p.m. @ McKinley High School Cafeteria, 1039 S. King St., Honolulu Kauai: Wednesday, Oct.5th, 6 – 8 p.m. @ Wilcox Elem School Cafeteria,4319 Hardy St, Lihue Maui: Thursday, Oct. 6th, 6 – 8 p.m. @ Pomaikai Elem School Cafeteria, 4650 South Kamehameha Ave, Kahului Molokai: Saturday, Oct. 8th, 9 – 11 a.m. @ Kaunakakai Elem School Cafeteria, 30 Ailoa St, Kaunakakai Hilo: Wednesday, Oct. 12th, 6 – 8 p.m. @ Hilo High School Cafeteria, 556 Waianuenue Ave, Hilo Kona: Thursday, Oct. 13th, 6 – 8 p.m. @ Kealakehe High School Cafeteria,74-5000 Puohulihuli St, Kailua-Kona Lanai: Saturday, Oct. 15th, 9 – 11 a.m. @ Lanai High & Elem School Cafeteria, 555 Fraser Ave, Lanai City