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Biosecurity Meetings Scheduled in Hilo and Kona

October 11, 2016, 8:13 AM HST
* Updated October 11, 8:20 AM
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Invasive ginger dominating native forest on ‘Iliahi Trail. NPS photo.

Invasive ginger dominating native forest on ‘Iliahi Trail. NPS photo.

The Hawai‘i Department of Agriculture will hold meetings statewide to receive public input on the draft of the state’s 2017-27 Hawaii Interagency Biosecurity Plan.

This is the first comprehensive plan that includes coordinated strategies involving several agencies and partners to help increase the state’s biosecurity and protect Hawai‘i from invasive species.

The meetings are scheduled this week in Hilo and Kailua-Kona.

Hilo
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6–8 p.m.
Hilo High School Cafeteria,
556 Waianuenue Ave.

Kailua-Kona
Thursday, Oct. 13, 6–8 p.m.
Kealakehe High School Cafeteria
74-5000 Puohulihuli St,

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The draft plan may be viewed and downloaded from the HDOA website.

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Written comments are also being accepted until Oct. 21, 2016, and may be emailed to Joy DeBruyn at H.T. Harvey & Associates at [email protected].

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