Tag Archives: invasive species

States sign invasive carp prevention agreement

Brandon Road Lock and Dam

The governors of Illinois and Michigan have agreed to work jointly to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp species. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced an intergovernmental agreement between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) which allows Illinois to use up to $8 million in funds ...

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No compromises when it comes to clean water

By David Gee When you are in the water, or on the water, recreating in any form, how much do you think about how clean that water is? Despite what I do for a living, how many invasive species articles I read and how many community water quality discussions I report on, I have to admit I kind of take ...

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Minnesota Congressman holds invasive species discussion

"This isn't just for boaters. It's not just about people who actually use our lakes. This is for everyone." That was one of the takeaways as Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-3) hosted a round table discussion about aquatic invasive species with local experts and community leaders in Medicine Lake, Minnesota. During a recent tour of all 36 cities and towns in ...

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NMMA urges Army Corp to proceed with AIS prevention measures

On Tuesday, the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Coalition submitted public comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, calling on the Corp to implement projects recommend in the Brand Roads Lock and Dam Report, which will help combat the spread of AIS to the Great Lakes. The coalition was established by NMMA and its partner organizations during ...

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NMMA holds first boating and fishing aquatic invasive species coalition meeting

On Monday, NMMA hosted the inaugural meeting of the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species Coalition, which is comprised of stakeholder organizations from around the country. The coalition, spearheaded my NMMA, was formed to present a united front on Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) policies at the federal level. At the meeting, the coalition unanimously agreed to support the U.S. Army ...

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Roomba maker going after invasive species (VIDEO)

Since the 1980s, the Lionfish, which is native to the Indian and Pacific oceans, has become an increasingly major problem in the Atlantic Ocean. It's just one of the major invasive species wreaking havoc. Now, iRobot (best know as maker of the automatic vacuum cleaner, the Roomba) is turning its attentions to dealing with invasive species and the Lionfish in ...

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