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The Government of Canada invests in Great Lakes Protection

Canada is committed to providing strong support to working collaboratively with the Government of Ontario and Indigenous Peoples for the protection and restoration of the Great Lakes. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will invest..

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Support the Army Corps of Engineers' Tentatively Selected Plan to keep Asian carps out of the Great Lakes

The Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement –  evaluates options and technologies near the Brandon Road Lock and Dam site in Will County, Illinois near Joliet, to prevent the upstream transfer of aquatic nuisance species from the Mississippi River Basin into the Great Lakes Basin, while minimizing impacts to existing waterway uses and users.

Read our support letter here.

Response To Maclean's Editorial: An Unwelcome Invasion

In the September 2017 issue of Maclean’s, the author of “A Welcome Invasion” suggests that not all non-native species are bad, some have unintended benefits, impacts have been small and local, and therefore we should welcome all non-native species, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that many invasive species have had an enormous impact in Canada on wildlife, ecosystems, cities, and people.  The Invasive Species Centre and its partners are working to improve Canada's ability to protect our natural resources from the environmental, economic, and social effects of invasive species and we would like to address misunderstandings in the editorial and put the discussion of this critical issue on an evidence-based footing. Read our response here.