Emerald ash borer awareness week toolkit

Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week is in May each year, and here at Don’t Move Firewood we are excited to give our partners the tools they need to make EAB Awareness Week the best outreach week ever!

EAB Awareness Week is May 19th to 26th for 2024. (note: some agencies and groups will define it as beginning or ending a day later due to the long weekend.)

We’ve found that some of the best inspiration for outreach pieces comes from “standing on the shoulders of giants,” so we’ve compiled all the past materials that we could access, as well as other non-date-specific materials that might prove of use. Bookmark this page for your reference for Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week!

Outreach Material Examples

Video Examples

General Online Resources of Note

Official Press Releases (from various years):

News Articles and Blurbs (from various years):

Governor’s Proclamations (from various years)

Social Media Ready Tips and Graphics

  • In past years, the most commonly used hashtags for Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week have been #EABweek and #ashtrees. If you want to use #EAB that’s OK, but of course a lot of people don’t know what EAB is when you just use the initials- hence the need for an awareness week! Because of that, we suggest tagging @emeraldashborer in regular sentence use, and then using #EAB at the tail end of the tweet or post.
  • If you’d like to tag Don’t Move Firewood, please note it is @dntmovefirewood, without that first “O” due to character limits. If you want to hashtag Don’t Move Firewood instead, we suggest writing it as #dontmovefirewood
  • We’ve added a few easy-to-grab images below. Good luck!

(image credit for EAB image used in Facebook Advertisement, Spring 2018: Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Forestry, Bugwood.org Image 5016060)