What is Invasive Species Awareness Week?

Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is a collaborative initiative that focuses on starting a conversation with citizens and organizations about invasive species through social media. In 2020, the campaign was so successful that #InvSpWk was trending on Twitter!

This campaign is inspired by National Invasive Species Awareness Week in the United States and we share the dates they select to run their campaign.

This year, ISAW took place from February 24 – February 28, 2020 and May 16 – May 23, 2020 using the hashtag #InvSpWk. 

Stay tuned for 2021 dates and information!

How can I participate?

Getting involved with the campaign is easy – join the conversation! Head over to your favourite social media platform and:

  1. Search #InvSpWk to interact with posts by participating organizations.

  2. Add your own content to the conversation using the hashtag #InvSpWk.

If you would like to formally participate in ISAW 2020, you can find the toolkit and other resources here.


Find out more about invasive species by checking out these resources!