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National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Five Ways You Can Keep the Lakes Great

By Roger Germann

This week we recognize National Invasive Species Awareness Week and with Lake Michigan in the Shedd Aquarium’s backyard, protecting the Great Lakes is an issue that literally is near to our heart — so what better time to get involved?

Although invasive species may seem like a localized issue limited to one city, state or province, Asian carp and other non-native animals pose a significant threat to habitats, wildlife and livelihoods throughout the Great Lakes basin. This basin is home to 42 million people living in 140 communities — all of whom can play a role in helping to prevent …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green