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.
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.