National Invasive Species Awareness Week is a nationwide event occurring in the spring to raise awareness of invasive species and how people can prevent their spread to protect natural ecosystems for future generations.

Participate in outreach across the nation.

Engage your community. Share your successes.

NISAW will drive invasive species awareness in two parts during Spring 2020:

NISAW Advocacy and Education
February 24-28, 2020

Representatives from conservation organizations gather in Washington, D.C., to discuss policies and changes they can make in the fight against invasives. 

  • Promotion of national and local legislative actions
  • Position papers
  • Tools and resources for communicating with policy makers
  • Webinar series
 

NISAW Local Events and Awareness
May 16-23, 2020

Many groups come together during NISAW to host workshops to eradicate invasives from a particular area.

Be a part of the conversation!

Receive updates on all things NISAW by clicking here.
 
Use these hashtags to collect the NISAW conversation: #NISAW and #InvasiveSpecies

NISAW Local Events and Awareness Webinars 

Thank you for participating in our NISAW webinars

National Invasive Species Awareness Week Toolkit

Action Toolkit 

Make NISAW Your Own

Agencies, organizations, educators, businesses, and individuals: Nobody knows your community’s invasive species challenges and solutions like you do. We hope you make NISAW your own!
 
Below you’ll find templates for sharing invasive species outreach with the local media as well as ideas for creative ways to engage your local community on invasive species:
 


Instruction to NISAW participant: You can provide a copy of your public service announcement or press release to your local news outlets, including radio and television stations, newspapers, and local blogs. Many outlets support nonprofits by reading or running the announcement free of charge, or they might request a follow-up interview with you or another member of your organization.

Facebook and Twitter Images

Please use the hashtags #NISAW and #InvasiveSpecies in all your social posts!

Instagram images

Please use the hashtags #nisaw and #invasivespecies in all your social posts!

Sponsorship Information

You can help National Invasive Species Awareness Week reach new people in new ways. Here’s how: 

Now more than ever, our lands and waters need a nationwide campaign to spread awareness about invasive species. We are seeking sponsor support to make this year’s efforts successful.
 
Sponsorship opportunities this year include:
  • Organization or company name on nisaw.org website
  • Logo on nisaw.org
  • Logo placement on awareness flyers for local events across the U.S.
  • Sponsor a webinar (direct email to webinar attendees and verbal recognition at the beginning and end of the webinar recognizes your organization as a sponsor)
  • Direct emails with NISAW announcements noting your organization as a sponsor. Lists include NAISMA members, newsletter subscribers, and NISAW partners
  • Social media shout outs with link to your organization
  • Sponsor the NISAW toolkit – a downloadable tool kit will be developed for local organizations with plug and play resources including a press release template, social media graphics, verbiage for local publications, and links to webinars and other invasive species awareness resources
  • Mention in national press releases
 

More marketing opportunities are in development. Call or email NAISMA Executive Director, Belle Bergner to discuss your sponsor recognition ideas.

Get involved wherever you live.