In the News Green Bay is "ground zero" for invasive reeds Green Bay Press-Gazette (7/29) In Wisconsin, nearly 800 acres of shoreline, public park land and private property in the area has been overrun by an invasive, giant grass reed known for destroying native ecosystems and fueling wildfires.
Once-hated fish now sought to combat Asian carp Detroit Free Press (7/29) It’s a toothy giant, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago; but the once-reviled predator is now being seen as a potentially potent weapon against a more threatening intruder in Illinois.
State moves to bring marina back to life Lake County News-Sun (7/29) By taking bids on the management of North Point Marina, the largest on the Great Lakes, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources hopes it can upgrade the facility, which has deteriorated over the past several years to where it's less than half full.
Fish slides, anyone? Great Lakes Echo (7/29) Sturgeon go back to the river to spawn safely. But hydroelectric dams often block rivers, forcing fish to spawn in more dangerous spaces. The River Alliance of Wisconsin is giving those fish a little boost.
Ohio EPA says Lake Erie is 'impaired' The Sandusky Register (7/28) The Ohio EPA has declared a section of Lake Erie to be "impaired," a label backed by environmentalists, but more action is still needed, a state environmental group says.
Draken’ will make it to Green Bay’s Tall Ships Festival WBAY-TV - Green Bay, WI (7/28) The largest Viking ship built in modern times will set sail for Green Bay, Wis., after all. Thanks to a fundraising effort, the Draken is able to come to the Tall Ships Festival on downtown Green Bay’s riverfront.
Piranha-like fish with teeth caught in Michigan lake MLive (7/28) A fish with human-like teeth was pulled from Lake St. Clair; it wasn't supposed to be there. Despite the Pacu being an omnivorous fish indigenous to fresh water sources throughout South America, Department of Natural Resources officials say catching them in Michigan lakes isn't that uncommon.