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APMS 2016 Conference Call for Papers

Written on November 20, 2015 at 8:54 am, by

Aquatic Plant Management Society Call for Papers You are invited to submit a title and abstract for the 56th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society to be held July 17-20, 2016, at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI. Both oral and poster presentations are solicited for original research on the  Continue Reading »

Wisconsin DNR to hold series of public meetings on starry stonewort

Written on July 17, 2015 at 4:27 pm, by

By Southeast Region July 17, 2015 Contact(s): Carroll Schaal, DNR lakes and rivers section chief, Carroll.Schaal@wisconsin.gov, 608-261-6423; Jennifer Sereno, DNR communications, 608-770-8084, Jennifer.Sereno@wisconsin.gov DNR to hold series of public meetings on starry stonewort MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will hold a series of public meetings in southeast Wisconsin to share information  Continue Reading »

Request for bids: European frogbit treatment, Bay County, MI

Written on July 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm, by

Spec Sheet_Complete Work Statement_Saginaw Bay CISMA_European frogbit From: Jeremiah Heise <heisej1@michgan.gov> Subject: Request for bids: European frogbit treatment, Bay County Message Body: The Saginaw Conservation District is currently advertising and seeking bids for contract invasive species removal of European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae) on State lands at Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area (SWA) in Bay County,  Continue Reading »

Protect lakes, rivers; stop aquatic hitchhikers

Written on July 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm, by

July 08, 2015 8:00 am As you head out this summer and enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful lakes and rivers, please remember that the DNR needs your help in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. Aquatic invasive species are nonnative plants and animals that can have a negative impact on the state’s lakes and rivers and  Continue Reading »

Upcoming Conference Takes Aim at Invasive Aquatic Plants

Written on July 2, 2015 at 9:25 am, by

http://wssa.net/2015/06/upcoming-conference-takes-aim-at-invasive-aquatic-plants/ Posted on June 29, 2015 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced plans to participate in the upcoming 55thannual meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society (APMS) scheduled for July 12-15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Attendees are expected to include scientists, educators, public officials and others interested in the impact and management  Continue Reading »

Aquatic invasive species the focus of awareness week.

Written on July 2, 2015 at 9:20 am, by

http://www.petoskeynews.com/ 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.

Written on July 2, 2015 at 9:18 am, by

http://www.lancastereaglegazette.com/ 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

Written on July 2, 2015 at 9:12 am, by

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

Written on May 7, 2015 at 10:43 am, by

http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/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

Written on May 7, 2015 at 10:41 am, by

http://www.jsonline.com/news/waukesha/dnr-residents-wage-counterattack-on-invasive-plant-in-little-muskego-lake-dnr-residents-wage-count-b-302355501.html   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 »