ENV/100 Principles of Environmental Science
University of Phoenix
Instructor: Michael Brandolino
August 10, 2014
Sparksville's Environment and Energy (E&E) Committee
665 Balance Lane, Room 100
Healthytown, LA 7000
Date: August 10, 2014
To: Glimmerville City Council
1819 Farnam Street, Suite LC-1
Glimmerville, America, 68183
Dear Glimmerville City Council
I am writing to ask the City Council of Glimmerville to join Sparkeville’s effects to restore balance back to our aquatic ecosystem. The City Council of Sparkeville is asking that Glimmerville support an plan (which will be outline later in this letter) that will deal with the over population of the “Grass Carp” that has invaded our water ways.
As the City Council of Glimmerville is well aware our ecosystem has been unbalance for a while due to the invasion of the “grass carp fish” that was introduced in our aquatic ecosystem to handle and balance our the biotic (living) and the abiotic (non-living) parts of the ecosystem back to an equilibrium state.
While the “Grass Carp” was intended to help control the overpopulating growth of the aquatic plants, not only did the “Grass Carp” do just that but once the overgrowth of the plants was taken care of the fish began to clean our entire lakes of all aquatic plants, once all plant life was gone they moved on to consume the water ways detritus alone with animal matter.
In accordance to a report from the Environment and Energy (E&E) Committee, the “Grass Carp” has been linked to the increase in pollution and the reduction of oxygen due to the feeding method and behavior and the removal of the prominent plants that once dominated our water ways. The elimination of these plants is the direct cause for the other fish which depend on the aquatic vegetation as part of the cycle of life to vanish from our water ways.
What I propose are a couple of options that I strongly believe will help rid our water ways