Join MAISRC for an evening with Andrew Reeves, author of Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis
Everyone at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center is pleased to welcome Andrew Reeves, author of Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis to St. Paul on Tuesday, April 9.
Reeves will take attendees on a behind-the-scenes look at the Asian carp crisis in North America -- how did we get here, and where do we go now? Reeves proposes a radical scientific and political shift to rethink how we can bring back our degraded and ignored rivers, and reconsider how we create equilibrium in a shrinking world.
Overrun features several MAISRC researchers and our ongoing work into preventing the upstream spread of Asian carp in the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. Attendees will also briefly hear from MAISRC Director Nick Phelps and St. Croix River Association Executive Director Deb Ryan. Click here to reserve your spot!
Tuesday, April 9
Reception at 5:00, program at 6:00
A presentation from Reeves about his experience researching and writing this book will be followed by a Q&A session, moderated by environmental journalist Josephine Marcotty.
Science Museum of Minnesota, Discovery Hall
Reception + Program
Receive a copy of the book, a reception with hosted appetizers, beer, and wine, and a meet-and-greet with the author for only $30! Plus, enjoy free entrance to the Science Museum exhibits all day before the event. Click here to register!
Attending just the program is free of charge, but registration is required. Books will be available for purchase. Click here to register!
About the book
“In shining a light on the many facets of one of the most wicked problems besetting the planet — the spread of invasive species — Andrew Reeves shows us how to see with compassion and intelligence, and how to voice a range of perspectives while holding in tension the need to embrace complexity and the urgency of choosing worthy solutions. This book is important not merely for its topic but for its nuanced and thoughtful approach.” — Trevor Herriot, naturalist and author
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. From aquaculture farms in Arkansas to the bayous of Louisiana; from marshlands in Indiana to labs in Minnesota; and from the Illinois River to the streets of Chicago where the last line of defense has been laid to keep Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, Overrun takes us on a firsthand journey into the heart of a crisis. Along the way, environmental journalist Andrew Reeves discovers that saving the Great Lakes is only half the challenge. The other is a radical scientific and political shift to rethink how we can bring back our degraded and ignored rivers and waterways and reconsider how we create equilibrium in a shrinking world.
With writing that is both urgent and wildly entertaining, Andrew 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.