July 2017

Today, we get news from many different sources; our phones, our computers, the television and radio. Instead of trying to keep up with this endless cycle of news, we’ve tried to capture a broad overview of the most urgent news and keep our partners informed about new updates to the campaign. Please check out the four sections: What’s Hot, Campaign Updates, General and Species Specific News to stay on top of the important news and how people are preventing invasive species.

What's Hot

Lawmakers continue push for stalled Asian carp study

U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) has introduced an amendment to a spending bill that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a long-stalled report about keeping invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. The language proposed by Huizenga mirrors text approved by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.  Click on the […]

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General News

Protection of Great Lakes is a smart US investment

It’s premature to declare victory as Congress works to protect the Great Lakes from President Donald Trump’s proposed elimination of $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, but action taken last week by the House Appropriations Committee is encouraging. By a 30-21 vote, the committee restored $300 million for the GLRI to […]

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Species Specific News

Fast-moving wetland plague caused by foreign insect now in 11 Louisiana parishes

The foreign insect decimating wetlands in the lower Mississippi River Delta has spread much wider than scientists thought. It’s now been found in at least 11 parishes on the Louisiana coast and around Lake Ponchartrain.  Click on the following sentence to access the full story. A survey by the LSU AgCenter has confirmed that the Asian insect, known as […]

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Campaign Updates

Stop Aquatic Hitchhiker Contractor Influenced Many Lives

Sharon Rushton, a trailblazer and outdoors advocate, passed away May 16 after an extended battle with cancer. Rushton’s work in the outdoors influenced many lives, both young and old, male and female. Berkley (now Pure Fishing) hired Rushton as the founding executive director for the Future Fisherman Foundation (FFF), an organization dedicated to ensuring the […]

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