The Michigan House has approved a resolution calling for environmental leaders to continue and step up efforts to prevent the spread of invasive species into the Great Lakes. State Representative Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, tells WSJM News the resolution also seeks to increase the public’s involvement.
“What I really like about the resolution is that, not only does it reinforce the importance of continuing those efforts, but I think it’s great because it involves the community and it says that the DNR will award cash prizes to any citizen who submits innovative solutions to help combat the threat,” Griffin said.
Griffin says it’s critical to stop the spread of invasive aquatic species. She tells us tourism, the fishing industry, and simple enjoyment of the lakes could be threatened by things like the Asian carp.