Since its creation in 2001, the Oregon Invasive Species Council has recognized Oregonians protecting the state from invasive species.
Eagle Eye Award — presented to the person or persons reporting the most important sighting(s) of an invasive species.
Past award winner includes Alice Pfand who set a trap off her dock on Garrison Lake to see if the invasive zebra mussel had made its way to Oregon, and found a different (and tiny) unwanted mollusk, the New Zealand Mudsnail, in stead.
Sandra Denyes Diedrich Award — presented to the person(s)/organization (non-government) making the most outstanding contribution to protecting Oregon from invasive species.
Sandy was a beloved community leader and employee of Portland Parks who founded the No-Ivy League in Forest Park. She worked tirelessly to empower youth, educate the public, and remove English ivy from Portland's parks.
Ten Fingers in the Dike Award — presented to the person(s) or unit in a government agency going above and beyond the call of duty to keep new invaders out of the state.
Invader Crusader Award — presented to the Oregon student(s) making a difference in protecting Oregon from invasive species.
Protect the Northwest Industry Award – presented to a company that contributes to protecting Oregon from invasive species.