Illinois has proposed negotiations with federal officials and other states in the Great Lakes region over fortifying a Chicago-area lock and dam to prevent Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan and threatening its native fish.
One of the meetings is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, at Hemlock Crossing Park in West Olive.
News of Wetland Watch’s success comes on the heels of the latest round of treatment, which occurred last fall.
Ottawa County — combined with Allegan, Muskegon and Oceana counties — received funding for two projects to help stop the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid.
New funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used to take aim at a threat to hemlock trees across West Michigan.
MUSKEGON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been working on a plan aimed at preventing the spread of Asian carp in the Great Lakes, which would wreak havoc on the the region’s $7 billion fishery.
NEW ORLEANS — News that Louisiana's favorite crustacean has turned up as an invasive species in Michigan prompted a local tourism agency to create a pop-up crawfish festival in Michigan.
A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan — well beyond an electric barrier network designed to prevent the invasive fish that have infested the Mississippi River system from reaching the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.
The Trump administration has delayed indefinitely a plan for strengthening defenses on a crucial Chicago-area waterway to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could cause severe harm to native fish populations, officials said Tuesday.
The news is mixed as Great Lake states and the federal government continue to devote money and brainpower to stopping a potential Great Lakes ecological disaster — invasive Asian carp species making their way from the Mississippi River into Lake Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources on Wednesday announced that so far in 2016, no bighead and silver carp environmental DNA (eDNA) has been found in Michigan waters.
In Grand Haven’s commercial fishing heyday, there were probably a couple dozen fishing boats based in the Tri-Cities area.
The war on invasive phragmites continues.