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November 20, 2020

New Population of Little Fire Ants Detected in Haʻikū, Maui

Based on their findings, the infestation is contained to four acres, but the source of the infestation is not known. Given the spread, it’s likely that ants have been present for several years. 
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September 24, 2020

Maui Invasive Species Committee Accepting Nominations for Prevention Efforts in Maui County

The Maui Invasive Species Committee is now accepting nominations for its Malama i ka Aina Award, which honors a landscaper, nursery, garden shop or commercial/agricultural property owner/manager for efforts to keep invasive species out of Maui County.
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May 14, 2020

Social Media Video Helps MISC Catch Coqui Frogs at Nursery in Kahului

A outbreak of invasive coqui frogs reported in plants outside the Home Depot store in Kahului on Tuesday night, was identified and assessed before sunrise thanks to a social media post and rapid response from community members and experienced field workers.
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May 05, 2020

Invasive Little Fire Ants Detected Lahainaluna High School Campus

Based on initial inspection, the infestation is just over one-quarter of an acre and limited to a section of potted plants brought to the campus several years ago as part of the school’s agriculture program. Staff suspected little fire ants were present in December and collected and submitted a sample of the pests to the Maui Invasive Species Committee in January. Two comprehensive treatments of the infestation have already occurred. The next treatment is scheduled for mid-June and treatments will continue for one year.
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November 27, 2019

BREAKING: Little Fire Ant Infestation Confirmed at Twin Falls, Maui

At approximately eight acres, the infestation encompasses several homes and some areas frequented by hikers and swimmers.
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October 10, 2019

Maui’s Latest Little Fire Ant Infestation Discussed

The Waihe‘e infestation is the fourteenth detection of little fire ants on the Valley Isle since 2009 and the second detection on Maui this year
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May 16, 2019

Little Fire Ant Infestation in Happy Valley Spans 3 Acres

There's been nearly a dozen incidents of little fire ants on Maui since the island's first report in 2009. This latest infestation spans 3 acres in Happy Valley
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January 27, 2019

Maui Conservation Summer Program for College Students

Applications are now being accepted for Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program for college students specifically designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders.
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November 29, 2018

MISC and Kamehameha Schools Host Film Screening

The Maui Invasive Species Committee (MISC) and Kamehameha Schools Maui are hosting a screening of of two conservation and cultural documentaries on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.
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July 24, 2018

Ask the Mayor: Who Can Help With Rabbit Control?

I’ve called the Humane Society, two state departments, the police and prosecutors and everyone says it’s not their problem. Is there anyone out who can help?
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June 30, 2018

Conservation Training Offered to Tourism Professionals

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training aims to connect conservation professionals with tourism professionals to increase the quality of nature interpretation and the level of awareness of Hawaiʻi’s unique natural resources.
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January 23, 2018

Little Fire Ant Hāna Infestation Update Tonight

A community meeting is slated for tonight in East Maui where one of two new infestations of little fire ants were discovered last month.
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August 11, 2017

Interns Graduate from Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono Program

Jessica Atwood, Amy Frate, and Kalena Lee-Acgaoili participated in field work consisting of invasive species removal, endangered seabird monitoring, overnight camping and more.
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July 18, 2017

Maui Conservation Leaders Internship Program Accepting Applications

Positions are available for college-aged students who are interested in careers in natural resources management and protection, and invasive species management.
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November 17, 2016

Little Fire Ant Infestation Found on 12 Acres in Kapalua, Maui

An estimated 2,000 samples were collected and the little fire ant infestation is estimated to be 12 acres in Kapalua, though that acreage may increase as further surveys are conducted.
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