Marine Invasive Species Program - Outreach

2019 California Invasive Species Action Week: Saturday, June 1-Sunday, June 9, 2019

The 6th annual California Invasive Species Action Week will be held June 1 through June 19, 2019. 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 2019 Schedule of Events to fine an event near you.

CISAW Youth Art Contest: Help the California Invasive Species Program by creating your link opens in new window"Say No to Nutria!" art work. Send them your illustrations showing what you could do to stop the spread of invasive species! For more information about the Youth Art Contest, check out the CDFW's Youth Art Contest page. Help us make Californians aware of the danger posed by nutria. Your artwork might be an identification guide, an illustration of nutria’s biology or impacts, a public service announcement, or a graphic showing how you would search for nutria. Be creative!




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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Karen Bigham
Phone: (916) 445-4562

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