Are you interested in joining the OISC ohana in our mission to remove and control the threats posed by incipient invasive species? OISC is hiring for the position of field associate I. For more details CLICK HERE.
“The removal of Siam weed… appears to have resulted in health benefits, with locals reporting a reduced incidence of asthma caused by Siam weed,” Dr Atkins, of the Western Australia Department of Agriculture and Food. Read the article HERE.
Siam weed, more commonly known as devil weed in Hawaii, is one of OISC top priority target species! If you see this plant growing along the road, in your backyard or on your favorite hiking trail, report it to OISC immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 266-7994.
Lyon Arboretum at 3860 Manoa Road. Meet in the Lyon Arboretum parking lot at 9:00am.
What to bring:
Daypack, water (at least 2 liters), lunch, sturdy hiking shoes and rain gear. Long pants and long-sleeved shirt are recommended.
We will focus on the removal of two invasive plant species – Ardisia virens and Stromanthe tonckat. Lyon Arboretum is the only location on O‘ahu where these species are found, which means with your help we can work toward completely eliminating them from the island so that they are no longer a threat!