Marine Invasive Species Program - Outreach

2023 California Invasive Species Action Week: Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 11, 2023

The 10th Annual California Invasive Species Action Week will be held June 3 through June 11, 2023. The goals of California Invasive Species Action Week (CISAW) are to increase public awareness of invasive species issues and promote public participation in the fight against California's invasive species and their impacts on our natural resources. Check the 2023 Schedule of Events to fine an event near you.

Youth Art Contest Seeks Artists!

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CISAW Youth Art Contest: Help the California Invasive Species Program by creating art and videos based on the theme "Think Ahead; Stop the Spread" art contest! This year's theme encourages students to think about steps they can take to protect against the spread of invasive species.

For more information about the Youth Art Contest, check out the CDFW's Youth Art Contest page.




A voucher collection (Excel) of non-native species collected by MISP surveys consists of a few individuals (1-6) of each species in individual vials with pertinent metadata. These vouchers are available to taxonomists and legitimate scientists for further research, per approval by MISP staff. One complete collection is held at the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML) and another collection is curated by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. For additional information about the voucher collection, email

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Anthony Rietl
Phone: (916) 341-6958

Last update : 3/28/2023 12:24:05 PM

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