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After Dark in the Park Video Archives - Sept 14 2010

Controlling Invasive Species - The Power of Partnerships

The Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) is a voluntary partnership of private citizens, community organizations, businesses, land owners and government agencies addressing invasive species issues on the island of Hawai`i. BIISC's mission includes education, early detection, rapid response, control and eradication of invasive pests threatening agriculture, native ecosystems, industry, human health or the quality of life within Hawai`i County. Join BIISC Project Manager, Dr. Jan Schipper as he talks about the power of partnerships to protect Hawai`i from invasive weeds and pests. Come learn how you can make a real difference as a community partner and help keep Hawai`i, Hawai`i.

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Did You Know?

'Ama`u fern frond unfurling.

The young fronds of the `ama`u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) often emerge red to block harmful rays from the sun. They gradually turn green with age.