quagga mussels http://michiganradio.org en Michigan agencies step up invasive species fight http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-agencies-step-invasive-species-fight <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan officials say after years of planning, they're ready to put in place a strategy for controlling the spread of invasive species in the state's waterways.<br /><br />The plan is described in the annual "State of the Great Lakes" report released Thursday by the Department of Environmental Quality.<br /><br />Aquatic invaders such as quagga mussels cost the region hundreds of millions of dollars a year.<br /><br />The newly developed strategy focuses on early detection of new invaders and a rapid response to rein them in.<br /> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:31:00 +0000 The Associated Press 15802 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan agencies step up invasive species fight