Michigan Boaters Asked to Help Fight “Aquatic Hitchhikers”

No matter where you are in Michigan, water isn’t far away, and this week’s Michigan Boating Week highlights the importance of protecting the state’s freshwater resources from the threat of aquatic hitchhikers.

More than 180 invasive species have entered the Great Lakes, according to the state Department of Natural Resources, and spokeswoman Joanne Foreman says they are sometimes impossible to eradicate.   Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

“We have a fantastic resource here in Michigan,” she states. “It’s important to get out and use it, but part of the importance is keeping that resource for our children and their children. And one way we can do that is to take those preventative steps to stop invasive species from spreading.”

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