Biosecurity meetings will be held in fight against invasive species

Biosecurity meetings will be held in fight against invasive species

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - 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

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