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Asian-Carp

Corps’ plan to take another four years to complete Asian carp study is an outrage

It’s not a stretch to say that it could be 2020 before the Corps takes action to create a hydrological barrier between Lake Michigan and the Chicago Waterway System, which links the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River system.

Video – People from all over the Great Lakes basin fear Asian carp will storm the lakes

Chicago may be ground zero for the battle to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes,  but people around the sprawling Great Lakes basin are worried about the invasive …

Feds say invasive species can move between Great Lakes, Mississippi River system at numerous sites

Federal officials painted a sobering picture Tuesday of the many ways that Asian carp and other invasive species living in the Mississippi River basin could spread to the Great Lakes. …

A critical moment in Great Lakes history is upon us

The next five weeks could be among the most important in Great Lakes history. The Corps of Engineers is holding a series of public hearings around the region to gather …

Ranger Rick at Hike and Seek Chicago

Bringing Outdoor Fun to the Windy City – Hike & Seek Takes on Chicago

Friday, October 1, couldn’t have been any nicer. The weather was picture perfect and Chicago seemed to be enjoying the beginning of a beautiful fall weekend. After receiving the much-anticipated …

Hike and Seek – Getting Outdoors With a Kid in Your Life This Weekend

By Larry Schweiger As a child I was fortunate enough to spend many hours outdoors with my father, who was a dog trainer and hunter. My dad died more than …

Eco-Schools USA Case Study: Lincoln Elementary Goes Green

  Students at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Chicago are taking part in the HSBC Eco-Schools USA Climate Initiative, and making huge strides towards greening their school! Amy Andrews, a …

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