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Michigan announces plan for invasive species

LANSING, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - After years of planning, Michigan officials say they're ready to attack invasive species in our waterways.

The new strategy will focus on early detection of new invaders and a rapid response to rein them in.

Aquatic invaders such as the quagga mussels cost the region hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

The government started enforcing surveillance of invasive species in waterways, including rivers and streams this year.