Here’s the news & events from the week!
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Shut the Door in Chicago Please!
On Leelanau.com this morning we have an in-depth article from Traverse City based Circle of Blue about how the Chicago Waterway System is pretty much the best friend that invasive species have. Joel Brammeier, president of the Alliance for the Great Lakes explains why permanent separation is the only solution:
“Asian carp are only the latest and certainly the most graphic example … we’ve already donated zebra mussels and round goby to the Mississippi River Basin, something that I don’t think the other half of the continental United States is too happy about. We can certainly count today half a dozen other invaders in either direction that could move through this system. No technology solution has been demonstrated to be able to provide the kind of certainty against invasion that we think the Great Lakes deserve.”