Now researchers will test a new product that could hold the key to taking the ecosystem back.
The Great Lakes are home to more than 180 aquatic invasive species.
With more species on their way Governor Snyder has announced that the week leading up to the 4th of July is now considered Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week in Michigan.
The Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, or VIDA, would set a national precedent for controlling boat ballast water that enters the U.S.
The bill was revived when Senator Gary Peters of Michigan added an amendment that would require all ships that enter the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence Seaway to dump their ballast water prior to entry.
Ballast water is considered to be one of the biggest doorways for aquatic invasive species to enter our waterways.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, how about taking some time to learn about piping plovers or pitcher’s thistle.
Michigan state parks are wrapping up “Threatened and Endangered Species Week”. The week is intended to raise awareness of Michigan flora and fauna in trouble. Continue reading
For fishing aficionados it’s important to be able to distinguish between the different species of fish.
Now the DNR has put a tutorial online to help people distinguish between a native species of fish and a new invasive species that may find it’s way to the Great Lakes. Continue reading