The Great Lakes: alien species attack

Great LakesPhoto: Eldan Goldenberg

The threat: H.R. 2584 would slice the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative nearly in half, hindering pollution cleanup, wetlands restoration, and efforts to fight invasive species. (Title II)

The Great Lakes are the largest fresh surface water system on Earth, and provide many outdoor activities for all seasons. This includes ice fishing in the winter and sailing, swimming, and beachcombing in the summer. Those looking for good fishing may end up with only the invasive Asian carp that threatens to overwhelm the Great Lakes’ sport fishery.