Category: Asian Carp

Our Take: Army Corps Plan to Stop Asian Carp

Posted on August 22, 2017 by

Background On Monday, August 7, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a draft plan for how to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp. It examined options for bolstering defenses at a lock and dam structure near Joliet, Ill.—officially called the Brandon Road Lock and Dam—which is a choke point between the current […]

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After Public Pressure, Trump Administration Authorizes Release of Asian Carp Study

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

On June 22nd a live silver carp was caught in the Calumet River on Chicago’s south side, approximately 9 miles from Lake Michigan and well beyond the electric barrier network designed to prevent invasive fish from reaching Lake Michigan. This wake-up-call event brought renewed attention to a long-awaited Army Corps of Engineers study centered on […]

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Charter Boat Captains from Around the Region Calling on Congress to Separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River

Posted on August 3, 2016 by

Freshwater Future and the Ohio Environmental Council held a press conference yesterday with Great Lakes charter boat captains. A great number of news entities around the basin included coverage, including: Toledo Blade Michigan Public Radio CBS Chicago The Buffalo News News Outlets highlighting the Associated Press article include: The Washington Times ABC 12 Michigan Channel […]

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Huge News on Big Invasives

Posted on October 6, 2015 by

Partner organizations, National Wildlife Federation, Northwest Environmental Advocates, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Center for Biological Diversity released the following. This news is a great step in the effort to protect our waters from the threat of aquatic invasive species. Court Rules that EPA Failed to Protect U.S. Waters from Aquatic Invasive Species Huge victory for U.S. waters, […]

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As Asian Carp Advance, We Continue to Fight

Posted on July 1, 2015 by

Alarmingly, young Asian carp were found about 33 miles closer to Lake Michigan than they have been in the past. This is likely due to better spawning conditions producing more babies. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service presented this information in a briefing to lawmakers and others in Washington D.C. yesterday.  Other frightening findings include […]

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Funding Available from Freshwater Future and Michigan’s Invasive Species Grants Program

Posted on October 24, 2014 by

The leaves are turning and the year end is fast approaching.  Don’t forget about these great funding opportunities through Freshwater Future and the 2014 Michigan Invasive Species Grants Program. Freshwater Future Opportunities Special Opportunity Grants: Fondly referred to as SOGs, these grants are reserved for aquatic habitat protection efforts that may not coincide with the application timeline or grant […]

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