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Bug experts asking residents to report sightings of invasive stink bug

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The state is hoping to get more information on sightings of an invasive stink bug that can cause damage to vegetables and fruits.

The marmorated brown stink bug is an invasive species that seeks warm places in the fall. It may sneak into homes through a window, doorway, or any open passages. Continue reading

State grant to fight Phragmites in Saginaw Bay region

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Bay County received a $350,000 grant to battle the invasive species Phragmites in the Saginaw Bay.

The grant will be used for a 2-year project to control and remove the invasives, and educate the community on the species. Continue reading

Students and instructors at Lake Superior State University have a unique opportunity to study a new invasive species

Lake Superior State University environmental science professor Dr. Megan Kelly poses with a sample of Didymosphenia geminate, commonly known as “didymo” or “rock snot.”  Photo courtesy of LSSU.

Lake Superior State University environmental science professor Dr. Megan Kelly poses with a sample of Didymosphenia geminate, commonly known as “didymo” or “rock snot.” Photo courtesy of LSSU.

Instructors and students at Lake Superior State University are planning to studying a new invasive species. One that settled right in a nearby river.

Didymo, or rock snot was found in the St. Mary’s River a few weeks ago. Continue reading

Service project aims to “eat away” at invasive species


Volunteers are needed for a series of hunts in northwest lower Michigan, that are meant to curb the spread of an invasive plant species.

The volunteer hunters will be searching for Garlic Mustard. A species that can quickly crowd out native plants. Continue reading

U.S. Geological Survey awards $9.7 million to build new invasive species lab

Anyone who fishes the Great Lakes are probably familiar with pesky aquatic invasive species, things like sea lamprey and certain gobies.

Now, officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say they are granting $9.7 million to build a new invasive species laboratory in Presque Isle county.

The construction contract has been awarded to an Alpena county company, Crittenden. The work there will focus on how to repel and remove invasives from the Great Lakes. Continue reading

CMU receives nearly 400K for invasive species research

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European Frogbit


CMU has been awarded nearly $400,000 to expand its work on controlling invasive species in Michigan, which was the second highest grant amount received among 19 other organizations.

According to the DNR, the grant aims to evaluate and expand management tools for invasive species in the Great Lakes.
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Aquaculture security workshop addresses invasive species and handling of bait fish


Wildlife officials are working to combat invasive species and aquatic wildlife diseases that can be a threat to Michigan waters.

A workshop in Clare is intended to help to keep potential invaders at bay, by training people who handle bait fish. Continue reading

Unmanned research helicopter lands in CMU


Heumann and the the six-foot-long research helicopter

Heumann and the the six-foot-long research helicopter


It’s a bird, it’s a plane; no, it’s a helicopter. An unmanned helicopter has found its way to CMU this week and it’s not an ordinary type of helicopter.
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