Tag Archives: invasive-species

February 26th 2014

EPA Awards over $5 Million in GLRI Grant Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday they had awarded 11 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants throughout the region. The grants total more than $5 million and are focused on reducing the threat to the Great Lakes from invasive species.  … Continue reading

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December 24th 2013

Army Corps: Fish Can Breach Chicago Electric Barrier Designed to Repel Invasive Species

Fish can breach an electric barrier in a Chicago canal designed to keep invasive species like Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, according to a new report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The report, released late Friday, … Continue reading

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September 11th 2013

Experts say Lake Michigan is in rough shape

Lake Michigan is ailing. That was the consensus among a panel of scientists convened to assess the lake’s health at the 9th Annual Great Lakes Restoration Conference in Milwaukee. Invasive quagga mussels have ravaged Lake Michigan’s food web and are … Continue reading

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August 7th 2013

Restored Chicago beach a hit with birds, beach-goers

A project that restored 21 acres of sand dunes and aquatic habitat at Chicago’s 63rd Street Beach transformed a barren, trash-strewn stretch of Lake Michigan coastline into a more natural area that is popular with birds and beach-goers. The Great … Continue reading

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February 12th 2013

Successful anti-invasive species program expanding

Minnesota Sea Grant’s Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers!™  campaign has taught millions of Great Lakes boaters the importance of cleaning their boats after every outing to prevent the spread of invasive species like zebra mussels. Now the successful program is expanding, thanks to … Continue reading

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