Landing Blitz events June 28 through July 5 will raise awareness of aquatic invasive species
LANSING — Volunteers for this year’s Aquatic Invasive Species Landing Blitz will be on hand at nearly 30 locations across the state to remind watercraft owners they should follow best practices and clean their boats, trailers and equipment to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.
The Landing Blitz corresponds with Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week, June 28 through July 5, and includes all Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is partnering with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to sponsor the education and outreach events across Michigan.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proclamation marking Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Week notes the week is an opportunity for Michigan’s government to join forces with business, industry, environmental groups, community organizations, citizens and other Great Lakes states and provinces to take action against the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species.