Tag Archives: invasive-species

March 24th 2015

Action Alert: Urge Senators to Support Great Lakes Issues

Members of the Senate Great Lakes Task Force have released four letters to send to appropriators on a variety of important Great Lakes issues. The first letter urges appropriators to provide strong funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), … Continue reading

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March 5th 2015

U.S. EPA Awards more than $8 Million in GLRI Funding to Fight Invasive Species

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced more than $8 million in funding to fight invasive species in the Great Lakes region. The fifteen grants come from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, administered by the EPA. From the EPA press … Continue reading

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August 22nd 2014

Weekly News Roundup: Nutrient Runoff, Ash Borers, and More

In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes conservation news: The Toledo Blade reports that farmers in the counties surrounding western Lake Erie will receive government funds to help reduce fertilizer runoff. According to the Columbus Dispatch, reducing … Continue reading

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July 11th 2014

Weekly News Roundup: Enbridge Pipeline, Lake Restoration, and More

In case you missed this past week in Great Lakes conservation news: A University of Michigan researcher warns that an oil spill under the Straits of Mackinac would be disastrous, reports The Detroit Free Press. The Enbridge oil pipelines running … Continue reading

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April 24th 2014

Limiting the Spread of Invasive Plants in Southeast Wisconsin Preserves Natural Conditions

Wisconsin is currently threatened by the spread of several invasive plant species that have the potential to outcompete native plants and completely alter natural ecosystems. This can have disastrous consequences for wildlife and people, including reduced habitat for fish and … Continue reading

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