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Bill Opens Door for Invasive Species

Great Lakes Conservation Groups Denounce Bill Opening Door For Invasive Species Senate Committee Attaches Weakened Ballast Water Standards to Coast Guard Authorization Ann Arbor, MI – Yesterday, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to weaken Clean Water Act protections that help … Continue reading

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Great Lakes states launch campaign to prevent spread of invasive species

The Great Lakes states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota share many of the same boaters and anglers, and now they’re sharing the same message to protect their iconic waters from aquatic invasive species. Check out this quick yet informative spot … Continue reading

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New Poll: Minnesotans Support Action on Asian Carp

Minnesota is heralded as The Land of 10,000 Lakes.  This is no exaggeration; there are 11, 842 lakes over 10 acres in size.  Not to mention the vast, deep and cold Lake Superior.  Those waters, together with forests, parks, and … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Governors Unite To Protect Great Lakes

This past weekend, I joined several business, conservation, and industry leaders at the Great Lakes Governors summit on Mackinac Island, Michigan.  Our setting was the historic Grand Hotel which provided a fresh venue overlooking the Straits of Mackinac.  Clearly, this … Continue reading

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Dropping the Hammer

I don’t really like lawsuits.  But, sometimes you have to drop the hammer. Yesterday, the National Wildlife Federation asked a federal judge to stop the EPA from implementing a rule that would prohibit the State of New York from strengthening … Continue reading

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Leaving the door open

“DOOR!” This is probably the one word that my kids and my nieces and nephews understand.  They know that when they run in and out of the screen doors at the family Lake Michigan cottage…they must close the screens behind … Continue reading

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Carp Breed like Mosquitos…Eat like Hogs

Looks like Asian Carp are spawning in more places and under different conditions. Furthering the threat to our Great Lakes, Mississippi and Ohio River basins…

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Cupid…the Carp Slayer?

Don’t worry.  This is not a sappy Valentines Day entry. This week, while sitting at the kitchen table with my kids as they were preparing their Valentines Day cards for their classmates, Cupid came up. As I sat there listening … Continue reading

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Not Blinding me with SCIENCE!

Anyone who knows me well would not call me a scientist.  So, its no surprise that I may be Blinded with Science at times. However, scientist Lindsay Chatterton answers questions about Asian carp in a way that are straight forward, … Continue reading

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Stop the Carp in the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Minnesota is facing an urgent threat from these jumping carp.  While we know that closing the locks in the Chicago Area is not an option – only permanently separating the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River is – looking to … Continue reading

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