invasive species

6:21 am
Tue November 11, 2014

List of Banned Invasive Species Updated

Department of Natural Resources officially added the species on Monday
Killer shrimp, red swamp crayfish and five other water-dwelling animals are officially banned from Michigan for threatening the balance of life in our lakes. The prohibited, invasive species are illegal to possess if they're alive, as there is concern that they will hurt existing populations in the aquatic food chain.
7:45 am
Thu October 9, 2014

No Proof of Live Asian Carp in Kalamazoo River

The State Department of Natural Resources is working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on investigation of DNA sample
A third round of testing for Asian carp will resume Wednesday along the Kalamazoo River after the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced genetic material of the highly destructive invasive species was detected for the first time in the river's lower section.
10:50 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Asian Carp DNA Found in Kalamazoo River

DNA from silver carp was found in samples taken during July in Allegan County
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
ALLEGAN, MI - Genetic material of Asian carp has been found in samples collected from the Kalamazoo River near Allegan, downstream from Caulkins Dam, said Tammy Newcomb, senior water policy adviser for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The location where the material was found is roughly 20 miles upstream from where the Kalamazoo River flows into Lake Michigan near Saugatuck.
Great Lakes
8:08 am
Thu August 28, 2014

WSW: Progress in Restoring the Great Lakes

File photo
Credit iStock/Elizabeth Quillian

The Campaign Director of Healing our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition says there are many challenges in the Great Lakes, but also great progress. 

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6:17 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Groups Continue Looking for Solution to Asian Carp

Disagreement continues over separating Lake Michigan from Chicago area waterways.
WASHINGTON - Six months after the Army Corps of Engineers outlined strategies for keeping Asian carp out of Lake Michigan, policymakers, environmentalists and businesspeople are no closer to any kind of agreement on an acceptable long-term solution.