Scott Blackwell and his son know the routine once they get their boat out of the water: they will pull the drain plug and check the boat and trailer for weeds.
Starting Sunday, boaters could get big fines if they don’t clean water craft of invasive species.
A crackdown on the spread of aquatic invasive species isn’t getting through to enough Minnesota boaters, the Department of Natural Resources said Monday.
Michigan authorities have charged a man with 12 counts of selling live Asian carp in violation of a state law meant to prevent the spread of invasive species.
Minnesota will be cracking down this fishing season on boaters who spread unwanted hitchhikers such as zebra mussels, Eurasian watermilfoil and spiny water fleas.
Two members of Congress say an electric barrier system near Chicago meant to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes had a 13-minute power outage.
In Minnesota, emerald ash borers usually strike the first of May, but not this year. They’re actually striking now. Our warm spring has brought the tree killing beetle earlier than usual.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture holds two open houses Monday on proposed gypsy moth suppression treatments in St. Louis and Carlton counties.
Local and national leaders on the front lines of the fight against Asian carp, Eurasian water milfoil and other aquatic invasive species will gather in St. Paul on Monday and Tuesday.
The Obama administration will spend $51.5 million this year to shield the Great Lakes from greedy Asian carp, including first-time water sampling to determine whether the destructive fish have established a foothold in the lakes, officials said Thursday.
Environmental groups say they may renew a legal battle if the federal government doesn’t toughen proposed regulations of ship ballast water that has brought invasive species such as zebra mussels to the Great Lakes.
Gov. Mark Dayton says it’s urgent for Minnesota to stop invasive Asian carp from spreading widely into its waters.
Six attorneys general in the Great Lakes region called for a multi-state coalition Wednesday that would push the federal government to protect the lakes from invasive species such as Asian carp by cutting off their artificial link to the Mississippi River basin.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture confirms the emerald ash borer has now been found in Winona County.
A new University of Michigan project will help city leaders in the Great Lakes region plan for dealing with climate change.