California Department of Fish and Wildlife
2014 Youth Poster contest
Non-Native Species Invade through a five stage invasion process

Youth volunteers with the Mountains Restoration Trust help remove invasive red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) from Malibu Creek in Southern California. Photo by John Burnap.

California Invasive Species Action Week

Saturday, August 2 – Sunday, August 10, 2014

The goal of the California Invasive Species Action Week (ISAW) is to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California’s invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources.

Prevention is the most effective strategy in managing invasive species. However, hundreds of invasive plants and animals have already established in California and are rapidly spreading each year.  These invaders are negatively impacting our waters, our native plants and animals (some of them rare, threatened or endangered), our agriculture, our health, our economy, and our favorite recreational places.  Help us celebrate the inaugural California Invasive Species Action Week, and more importantly, help stop the spread of invasive species, by volunteering to take action.

What Can You Do?

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – check back often for updates!

Are you planning to host an invasive species event during Action Week? Submit your event information (PDF) so we can add you to the Schedule of Events!

Can your facility or program display or distribute Action Week posters or brochures to help recruit participants, volunteers, or youth poster contestants?  Email Invasives@wildlife.ca.gov and tell us how many to send you!

Updated: 06/03/2014