Grand Rapids - Now that the weather is finally warm boaters and campers head to area campgrounds and lakes for a little fun in the sun.
You may be joined by some unwanted guests.
Michigan is being invaded from all sides by invasive species - bug and fish alike.
The state is working to put an end to the onslaught headed to the governors desk is a package of bills increasing penalties for violating the ash borer quarantine.
If you're found guilty of moving ash trees or wood you could go to prison for up to a year and fined $1,000 to $10,000 dollars.
And if prosecutors can prove you violated the quarantine on purpose...to cause damage to the environment, you could go to prison for up to 5 years or be fined up to $250,000 dollars.
On the aquatic side the Round Goby is multiplying at a feverish pace.
There were none in Lake Michigan back in 1990 and now you can pull them out of the lake at the rate of 60 an hour.
These little guys are covered under the ballast water legislation which regulates water and invasive pests that enter the lake from ocean going ships.
Now for the grand champion pest that's not here yet but on the way.
The Asian Carp is a descendant of a fish imported from china thirty years ago by catfish farmers in the Deep South. The carp escaped and began swimming up the Mississippi river.
They're reproducing rapidly and were last spotted within one hundred miles of the southern entrance to Lake Michigan.
Engineers are constructing an electrical field to act as a barrier hoping to keep the fish out of the lake.
If all goes well the switch will be flipped later this year.