Lawmakers urge fight against invasive species in Great Lakes

LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The importance of the Great Lakes is the focus of a new resolution being introduced in the State Senate today.

It’s to designate July 2nd through the 8th as “Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week” in Michigan.

The bipartisan resolution reads Michigan depends on the Great Lakes for industry and recreation but more than 180 invasive aquatic species have become established in the Great Lakes basin.

Eliminating those species would also get rid of the high cost of containing them.

The resolution envisions “Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week” as a time for the state to team-up with businesses, non-profits and people to educate the public in how to fight the spread of trouble-some plants and animals.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s