Balancing Ecosystems - Dear Glimmerville City Council Ive...

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Dear Glimmerville City Council, I’ve recently been made aware of some challenges your city has been facing with an invasive species and the detrimental effects it is having on your aquatic ecosystem. Recently Sparksville had a similar experience with an invasive species, which was the Grass Carp. Thankfully we were able to overcome the issue after careful planning and exploring all possible options and outcomes. The main key to restoring the aquatic ecosystem in Glimmerville is ensuring the environment is balanced. Ecosystem balance is a maintained ecosystem where the population among the different living organisms is stable. The organisms coexist and work together through their own interactions to maintain the stable environment. We also had to take into account numerous reduction and growth factors. The Grass carp was originally introduced into our reservoir due to an increase in vegetation caused by an “eco-friendly” fertilizer being used by farmers. The Grass carp eventually started to take over the reservoir due to the fact they have no known predators. With the increase in the carp population, the bass population began to decrease, as there were less resources for them to survive on. An invasive species similar to that of the Grass carp, can disrupt the equilibrium in an ecosystem. They often tend to take over

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