Tag: Invasive Species

Stop Invasive Species: 10 Things You Can Do

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest invasive species news and to receive opportunities to take action. Be sure to share this list with your friends and family in need of a nudge, a reminder, or a back-to-basics invasives education. 1. Clean, Drain, and Dry We know, cleaning your boat or watercraft […]

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Senate Bill Would Repeal Clean Water Act Protections Against Invasive Species

Posted on April 17, 2018 by

UPDATE: We successfully garnered enough support to stop this bill moving forward. Thank you to our Great Lakes Senators!   The United States Senate is poised to vote on the Coast Guard Authorization Act as early as this week. In its current form, the bill exempts ballast water pollution from Clean Water Act protections. Ships […]

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect The Great Lakes

Posted on January 1, 2018 by

Small actions can make a big difference! At Freshwater Future, we help thousands of communities around the Great Lakes protect their local waters so that, together, we can protect the whole of the Great Lakes. Individual actions are powerful, too! Here are five little things with big impact that you can do to help keep […]

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Tell Michigan Gov. Snyder to VETO Repeal of Invasive Species Protections

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

Take Action — Tell Governor Snyder to VETO HB 5095 Lawmakers in Michigan recently passed a bill that would weaken Michigan’s ballast water pollution standards, sending it Governor Rick Snyder. House Bill 5095 would effectively repeal the standards passed in 2005 with near unanimous bipartisan support, and leave us to rely exclusively on weaker federal […]

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Our Take: Army Corps Plan to Stop Asian Carp

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

Background On Monday, August 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan for how to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp. It examined options for bolstering defenses at a lock and dam structure near Joliet, Ill.—officially called the Brandon Road Lock and Dam—which is a choke point between the current […]

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