New York State celebrates its Invasive Species Awareness Week Annually

Invasive species affect all New Yorkers - including hikers, highway personnel, birders, boaters, farmers and foresters.

The mission of the New York Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species and the harm they can cause by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state, and empowering them to take action to stop the invasion!

There will be numerous invasive species-related public events held during Invasive Species Awareness Week, Click here to learn more about this year’s ISAW!

ISAW Results to be Presented on 9/28 PRISM Call

The ISAW 2016 participant and event organizer feedback surveys are now closed. Thank you to everyone who completed the surveys! Your data helps the planning team to ensure that future efforts are as effective and enjoyable as possible.

The 2016 results and recommendations will be presented by the ISAW chair, Meg Phillips, on Wednesday, September 28 at 11:00am (EST) during the monthly PRISM webinar. If you miss the webinar, you can still catch the presentation on YouTube, just check out the NY Invasive Species channel!

2016 ISAW Sets New Record

The Invasive Species Council agencies, Advisory Committee organizations, Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) and their partner organizations hosted 120 events in celebration of the third annual New York Invasive Species Awareness Week! That’s a new record for ISAW. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you haven’t done so, please complete the participant or event organizer survey by Sunday, July 31.

Feedback surveys are still coming in, so the official report isn’t yet ready. In the meantime check out the preliminary results and recommendations presentation, which was given at the Lower Hudson PRISM meeting on 7/27/16.

Contact Meg at with any questions or comments.


Please help the Invasive Species Awareness Week planning committee improve ISAW in future years by completing an online feedback survey. This data will be used to prepare the annual report, which will be posted on this webpage in the fall.

Event Organizers:

Event Participants:

Note: Complete the survey after your event!

Report any problems with the survey to Megan Phillips.