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Michigan Battles Invasive Species

Herbicide is applied to Japanese knotweed.

Herbicide is applied to Japanese knotweed.

Michigan is awarding $3.6 million in grants for 29 projects intended to stop the spread of invasive species, the Wolverine State announced.

The program is a partnership of the Michigan departments of Agriculture and Rural Development; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Natural Resources and addresses prevention, detection, eradication and control of aquatic (water-based) and terrestrial (land-based) invasive species.

"Protecting our water and preserving our environment are essential to ensuring our economy, families, and communities succeed,” said Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “I am proud to see the DNR, MDARD, and EGLE collaborate to prevent and manage the spread of invasive species in our state. These grants will impact every corner of our state and help all Michiganders thrive."

Didymo is an aquatic invasive species targeted for removal.

Didymo is an aquatic invasive species targeted for removal.

This year’s grants will provide funding to investigate the extent of didymo or “rock snot” in Michigan waters, among other aquatic-improvement efforts.

Funding will also support management of terrestrial invasive species, including an effort to control Japanese knotweed in the western Upper Peninsula.

This marks the seventh year of program funding, in which more than $25 million has been awarded to support 173 projects by units of government, nonprofits and institutions.

Click here for the full list of grant recipients, project descriptions and award amounts.


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