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Aquatic invasive species the focus of awareness week. Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:18 pm MICHIGAN — Asian carp and other invasive species found in the water continue to threaten Michigan and environmental organizations hope to spread awareness during Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed the week of June 28-July 4 Aquatic Invasice Species Awareness Week with the  Continue Reading »

Summer heat can cause algae blooms. Tommy Springer 12:16 p.m. EDT June 25, 2015 (Photo: Jess Grimm/Eagle-Gazette) The first five and a half months of this year have seen the temperatures in our area stay on the cooler side of the seasonal spectrum, but here in the last couple weeks we’ve had more days than not break the 90-degree bubble. For  Continue Reading »

State announces $3.6 million in available grant funding to combat invasive species in Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2015 Contact: Joanne Foreman, 517-284-5814 or Kammy Frayre, 517-284-5970 State announces $3.6 million in available grant funding to combat invasive species in Michigan Funding proposals for 2015 are now being accepted through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program – a  Continue Reading »

MI: Aquatic invader, European Frogbit, affected by shading treatments New York study suggests non-chemical shading treatments can reduce plant biomass of European Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae L.). Posted on April 29, 2015 by Jane Herbert , Michigan State University Extension Invasive European Frogbit grows in dense floating mats. Photo Credit: Jane Herbert According to the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network, the occurrence of the  Continue Reading »

WI:DNR, residents wage counterattack on invasive plant in Little Muskego Lake   After the discovery in September of the invasive starry stonewort in Little Muskego Lake, community members and the state Department of Natural Resources are beginning a counter assault on the destructive aquatic plant. The form of algae was reported for the first time in Wisconsin last year in506-acre Little Muskego Lake in Waukesha  Continue Reading »

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