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Enviro-Mich message from "Wil Cwikiel" <wil@watershedcouncil.org>
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And...in order to really prepare for Invasive Species Awarness Week in
style, remember to purchase your "Great Lakes Protection Fund" decal at
www.michigan.gov/michiganestore.  A huge percentage of the cost of the
sticker goes to help the Office of the Great Lakes fight the battle
against aquatic nuisance species. 

Wil Cwikiel, Program Director
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
426 Bay Street
Petoskey, MI  49770
Phone: (231) 347-1181 ext. 115
FAX: (231) 347-5928
e-mail: wil@watershedcouncil.org


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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2005

Contact:  Robert McCann
                (517) 241-7397

Michigan Proclaims Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week

In a continued effort to raise public awareness about the negative
impacts 
caused by aquatic invasive species, Governor Jennifer M. Granholm has 
declared June 4 - 12, 2005 as Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Awareness 
Week.  Michigan's expansive shorelines and inland waters draw millions
of 
tourists and recreational users to take in the beauty of the state's 
natural resources, and it is critical that all of those who enjoy the
use 
of our waters do their part to help protect them.

Recreational users should demonstrate caution while enjoying Michigan's 
vast water resources this summer.  A few simple preventative measures
can 
help protect Michigan's pristine waters from AIS invasions, for example,

watercrafts and recreational equipment should be inspected before
leaving a 
lake, any vegetation should be removed, all live wells drained, areas
that 
may contain water cleaned, and unused bait should be disposed in the
trash.

An aquatic invasive species is defined as a waterborne, non-native
organism 
that threatens the diversity or abundance of native species, the
ecological 
stability of impacted waters, or threatens a commercial, agricultural, 
aquacultural, or recreational activity.

AIS not only impact the use of Michigan's waters but have negative
impacts 
on sport and commercial fishing, various industries, and native fish and

wildlife.  While enjoying Michigan waters this summer, please help
protect 
our waters.  To learn more about specific steps that can be taken to 
prevent the introduction and spread of AIS visit 
http://www.protectyourwaters.net.

The third annual AIS week is sponsored by the Department of
Environmental 
Quality's Office of the Great Lakes with collaborative efforts from
other 
state and federal agencies, as well as private and nonprofit 
organizations.  For AIS Awareness Week information, the Governor's 
proclamation, event listings, activities, and more, visit the DEQ's
Aquatic 
Invasive Species website at www.michigan.gov/deqaquaticinvasives; or
call 
the Office of the Great Lakes at 517 335 4056.

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