Work with MISC earns Maui resident an award

Maui’s Megan Powers was one of five individuals and four organizations recognized by Gov. David Ige and legislative leaders as Hawai’i Invasive Species Committee Most Valuable Players for 2019.

Powers received the the Maui County MVP award for her work as a respected member of an organic farming community in an off-the-grid area on Maui’s north shore.

The Maui Invasive Species Committee first encountered Powers four years ago when little fire ants were reported on her property. Powers has become an earnest advocate for the need to control the invading ants as well as an advocate for the overall work of the invasive species committee.

She’s testified at public meetings and has helped organize community-led working groups that include invasive species committee participation.