One of my priorities in the U.S. Senate is protecting the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Basin from the spread of invasive species like Asian carp.
VALPARAISO | Having detention basins that are more than simple holes in the ground means the city has to do more to maintain them so they don't become unsightly.
While not everyone agrees on which method is best, elected officials and federal agencies are working now more than ever to find solutions to the Asian carp invasion.
I do not condone “cultivation” of invasive species. The mission is to reduce the invasiveness of these organisms, not to propagate them. Integrity will be an essential component of this business, and all raw materials will be strictly verified.
VALPARAISO | To help prevent the Asian longhorn beetle from doing the kind of damage communities are now dealing with from the emerald ash borer, a two-hour workshop on the invasive pests will be held Monday for the public.
GARY | Local land managers agree it is important to control invasive plant species, but say it is getting increasingly difficult to find the funds to make that happen.
VALPARAISO | Rogers Lakewood Park might qualify for a guest shot on one of those "ultimate makeover" reality shows as the parks staff tries to convert it from that carefree look to something more native.
When most people see aquatic plants like flowering rush, yellow flag iris and parrot feather, they see beautiful plants that enhance the beauty of ponds.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Asian carp could find enough food and breeding areas to become established in Lake Michigan and the other four Great Lakes within 20 years if allowed to gain a foothold, according to a new scientific report.
Volunteers Josh Boothe, left, and Cody Meulemans dig out invasive plants Wednesday from the side of Vale Park Road.
Volunteer Tony Schultz, of Valparaiso, pulls invasive plants along Vale Park Road on Wednesday while volunteering during the city's annual control effort.
Valparaiso firefighter Don Yokovich throws invasive plants pulled from the side of Vale Park Road into the trash Wednesday during the city's annual control effort. Parks Department horticulturist Steve Martinson said the worst species is the Asian bush honeysuckle. "If we didn't stop this pl…
Valparaiso Parks Department worker Ben Ringling uses a tractor to put invasive plants pulled Wednesday from the side of Vale Park Road. The city closed the road from 9 to 11 a.m. for the annual vegetation control effort.
Volunteer Bill Schoech, left, of Valparaiso, and Valparaiso Parks Department worker Ben Ringling push invasive plant species into a truck Wednesday after picking them from the side of Vale Park Road.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Lakes Area Conservancy District received an $18,400 grant from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to help fight invasive plants in several area lakes.
VALPARAISO | It takes a lot of work to maintain the natural beauty of Vale Park Road between Valparaiso Street and Campbell Street, and the city is looking for volunteers to help keep the road looking good.
The Great Lakes shipping industry says it is pleased with a New York state environmental agency's decision to delay rules requiring vessel operators to meet the "most stringent" ballast water treatment in North America.
HAMMOND | Finding a cost-effective way to separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds to combat invasive species may be a Herculean task.
I'm not sure how to explain why three Great Lakes governors are actually arguing against tough controls on new invasive species. But that is just what happened in September.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should refrain from establishing shipping rules that are more stringent than the federal government requires.
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