During the last week in June, new signs went up at the Young Brothers, Inc facility at the Nawiliwili harbor marking the completion of months of hard work planning and collaborating between KISC, the Hawai‘i of Agriculture (HDOA), and Young Brothers personnel.
Our goal was to make an educational and eye-catching sign that would be geared toward the people that utilize the port for transportation of goods to Kaua‘i. Collaboration with HDOA made sure that the messages used are in sync with HDOA’s priorities and that reporting of pests is both easy and appropriate.
Wendell Kam, Young Brothers Kaua‘i Manager, paved the way for installation of the signs near the payment window, in the waiting area for dry goods, and where the public waits to pick up perishable items. Craig Kaneshige, HDOA, was on hand to help the KISC crew with the sign installation.
Hopefully, the community on Kaua‘i will take the time to read them and take action and responsibility for items brought to this island.
Tiffani Keanini, KISC Outreach Specialist, helped to design the sign. The illustrations are by Brooke Mahnken, MISC Data Analyst, and used as part of the Early Detection Program.