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Cleaning Plants to Place In a Water Garden

Cleaning Plants to Place In a Water Garden

A water garden is fundamentally an aquarium, where the gardener needs to manage the pH, nutrients and organisms introduced into the system Just because a plant or animal is invasive doesn’t mean it can’t be ordered, delivered to your door or purchased locally. The plants we are looking at are water hyacinth water and water …

Valuing AIS Management

Valuing AIS Management

So, this summer with a grant from the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center uh my colleagues and I have been conducting surveys of recreationist, so like boaters, people who are fishing, people swimming that type of thing. Um, at various lakes across the state of Minnesota that have different levels of invasive species infestation. …

Webinar: Starry stonewort invasion in Minnesota lakes

Webinar: Starry stonewort invasion in Minnesota lakes

Alright, hello everyone. Thank you for joining us today. my name is Megan Weber. I’m an Extension educator with the University of Minnesota’s AIS Detectors program and we’re excited to welcome Carli Wagner here for today’s webinar about starry stonewort impacts and spread in Minnesota. I’m going to give a couple of quick housekeeping items …

Keeping the Great Lakes Great

Keeping the Great Lakes Great

(Narrator) North America’s vast Great Lakes are a magnificent resource. They hold twenty-one percent of the world’s surface freshwater, and are so big… they’re visible from the moon! The Great Lakes are a robust ecosystem. They provide drinking water for millions of people and are the foundation for billions of dollars in trade, shipping, tourism, …

What Will Round Gobies Do to Great Lakes Streams?

What Will Round Gobies Do to Great Lakes Streams?

NARR: The round goby is dramatically changing things in the Great Lakes. It invaded the lakes about twenty years ago. Now it’s disrupting the food web that supports the lakes’ bass, walleye, yellow perch and other sport fish. The consequences could be severe. But the round goby is also working its way up the streams …

Tips for caring for your backyard pond

Tips for caring for your backyard pond

Water gardens and ornamental ponds add life and beauty to many Michigan backyards. They bring us peaceful scenery and provide homes for native wildlife. But some plants and animals used in water gardens can be devastating for the environment if they escape or are carelessly released. They are invasive species: non-native plants and animals that …