Learn about invasive species Aug. 29

KAPAA — The Kauai Invasive Species Committee and the Pacific Island Fish and Wildlife Office are partnering with local conservation organizations to host a free public event where people of all ages can learn about invasive species by participating in a variety of science and nature activities.

The Become a Guardian of the Garden Isle event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 at the College of Tropical Agriculture’s Human Resource Ag Station at the top of Kuamoo Road in Wailua.

The event offers participants the opportunity to learn about all the conservation efforts on island.

Activities include a guided nature walk with a conservation specialist of the Kapaa Reservoir, out-planting native species, making a plant press and up-cycling. Other booths with have information about pono fishing techniques, ocean health, fish fin functions, native birds and the illegal wildlife trafficking trade.

The event is funded in part through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Connecting People with Nature Program.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information visit http://www.kauaiisc.org/calendar/guardian-event/.

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