From the Herald News:

Anglers and boaters are being asked to do their part to help reduce the Asian carp population by catching and eating them. Their meat is considered a delicacy in Asia.

“People who spend time out on the lakes and rivers are usually the first to spot new species,” said Pat Charlebois, an aquatic invasive specialist for the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant in Urbana. “Now that it is almost certain that the carp are beyond the barrier, officials are really counting on their help in reporting any sightings.” Read more.

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‘Tis the season to salt the roads, but studies found that salt components are accumulating in lakes, rivers, and groundwater, impacting fish and other wildlife. Did you know there are alternatives to rock salt—like beet juice, cheese brine, & pickle juice?

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