Andrew Reeves at the Hudson Library

Award-winning environmental journalist Andrew Reeves discusses his book, Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis. In his book, Reeves traces the carp’s explosive spread throughout North America from an unknown import meant to tackle invasive water weeds to a continental scourge that bulldozes through everything in its path and now threatens to reach the Great Lakes.

In 2018, Rep. John Rogers, (D), Mentor-on-the-Lake, said “As one of our nation’s greatest freshwater water resources, the lake not only provides drinking water for 3 million Ohioans, it is also responsible for generating $750 million in state and local taxes, attracting 1.5 million hunters and anglers who alone spend $2 billion in Ohio. If we fail as a nation to address this growing threat, the damage caused by this invasive species will be irreversible.” Overrun takes us on a firsthand journey into the heart of a crisis.

Reeves, a Canadian, is an award-winning environmental journalist and the editor-in-chief of Alternatives Journal, Canada’s oldest environmental publication. His work has appeared in various other environmental journals. 

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Monday, March 25, 2019 - 7:00pm

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96 Library Street
Hudson, OH 44236
Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770414761
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Published: ECW Press - March 12th, 2019

Intelligent investigative writing meets experiential journalism in this important look at one of North America's most voraciously invasive species Politicians, ecologists, and government wildlife officials are fighting a desperate rearguard action to halt the onward reach of Asian Carp, four troublesome fish now within a handful of miles from entering Lake Michigan.

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