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Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa

Representing the 1st District of Hawaii

Congresswoman Hanabusa Congratulates Hawaii Army National Guard on 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award

April 20, 2018
Press Release

Congratulations to the Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG) on winning the 2018 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation, Small Installation.

HIARNG implemented a multifaceted invasive species management program to increase acreage available for training and conserve a unique tropical ecosystem, according to the award.

The HIARNG has successfully implemented partnerships with the Big Island Invasive Species Committee and Kauai Invasive Species Committee to target miconia, albizzia, and kiawe.

These partners provided labor and expertise required to contain these plants without using enormous quantities of herbicide that could threaten native plants. These partnerships have also supported internships for local students to participate in fieldwork onsite at HIARNG, according to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).


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