Tag Archives: invasive-species

June 7th 2017

Illinois Town Replants Trees Following Invasive Beetle Infestation

In 2006, the village of Wilmette discovered an infestation of emerald ash borers, an invasive beetle whose larvae consume and kill ash trees. For a community that takes pride in its status as a Tree City USA, and in which … Continue reading

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December 16th 2016

Coalition: Trump Administration Has Opportunity to Stand up for Great Lakes, Communities

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (December 16, 2016) – The Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition today urged the incoming Trump Administration to follow through on its commitment to support federal restoration efforts of the Great Lakes, which supply drinking water to more … Continue reading

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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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