VIDEO: Documentary series highlights invasive species in national parks – Part 2

A series of short documentaries covering invasive species in the Great Lakes was released in October, showing how invaders are changing the ecosystems in national parks and what’s being done to stop them. Videos were created by the National Park Service funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

In Part 2, see how invasive plants are taking over areas of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and how park service staff and volunteers are fighting back.

Click here to see Part 1 of the series.

  • I heart wetlands

    Education and outreach are important components of GLRI projects. It is important to empower people with knowledge and it is important that the knowledge that is being conveyed is current. These problems with invasive species cost private and public entities alot of money and effort, in addition to the threat to some of our most treasured natural resources. These invasives are not going to go away, and it is a problem that affects us all. I appreciate the videos, I think that its important for more people to see them, and I hope to see more of them! :)

  • Dan

    Harold is right. The GLRI money needs to be focused on the physical restoration projects or the engineering designs that leads to the permitting needed for the restorations. These side pork grants to line the pockets of the elite eco-insiders are the hot topic targets used by the Tea Party Republicans to destroy all the GLRI funding for everyone.

  • Harold

    These are clearly informative videos, but the fact that they were funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative gives me pause. It’s not what I would have expected as the type of on-the-ground project which would protect or enhance the quality of the Great Lakes. As Gary Wilson aptly pointed out in his commentary “A Great Lakes wish for 2012″, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative needs to be more focused and not simply fund every agency’s pet project, worthwhile as they might be.