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Asian Carp Alert…..them fish can fly so duck!

July 9, 2012

     Here is an important letter from the National Wildlife federation that I want to pass on to all my readers. The Asian Carp are the fish that jump out of the water when they hear the noise from boats and can injure passengers in the boats. They have even knocked people out of their boat and hurt those using smaller water crafts.  But, Asian Carp really are no laughing matter as they are a major threat to our native fish population.

The letter reads:

There’s something in our waters right now that
poses a clear threat to the Great Lakes — and
it’s growing exponentially
. Even as you read
this, this monster fish is invading a new waterway
in Minnesota.

They’re called Asian carp, and they were brought over from Asia in the 1970’s as a “cure” to clean fishponds by gobbling up algae. But when the ponds flooded, Asian carp escaped into the Mississippi River and have made their way to the Chicago water system — and beyond.

We urgently need to raise $125,000 by July 31 to
help combat this invasive aquatic species, and
protect other wildlife across the country.
Asian
carp have already taken over parts of the
Mississippi River and its tributaries and streams …
and just as recently as last month were discovered
past the electrical barriers that are supposed to stop
them from entering Lake Michigan, and invading
the Great Lakes.

With your urgent donation today we can pressure government to:

  • Secure      a permanent solution in Chicago by restoring the natural physical      separation of the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River.
  • Prevent      Asian carp from further infiltrating the Great Lakes.
  • Take      immediate action to stop their
    northward advance into Minnesota’s waters
    and beyond.

Adult Asian carp are simply too large for our native predators to combat, which has caused their rapid population growth and invasion into new areas for three decades now.

They can eat 20 percent of their body weight in
plankton every day. And they have the ability to
outcompete our native fish for food and living space
— survival necessities. Without the plankton the
Asian carp are wolfing down, native fish can
go hungry.

Your donation today will help National Wildlife Federation fight back against invasive species and protect threatened wildlife from coast to coast. Invasives like fast-spreading Zebra and Quagga mussels, feral swine, European green crabs, and many more can pose real threats to our nation’s precious native wildlife.

But we can only protect wildlife across the country
with the help of concerned NWF supporters
like you
.

Sincerely,

Andy Buchsbaum
Regional Executive Director,
Great Lakes

P.S. We only have 25 days to reach our goal of $125,000 to combat Asian carp and other invasive species, and protect wildlife across the country. So don’t delay! Donate today.

You can help by giving what you can or pass the info on to others who may be able to donate.  You can visit the NWF web site they are on my blog roll or to donate go to  https://online.nwf.org/site/Donation2?idb=2012639969&df_id=26001&26001.donation=form1   or call 1-800-822-9919!

Thanks for reading and go in peace and grace knowing that you have helped our environment until our paths cross again…… Lila

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