Tag: asian carp

Freshwater Weekly: December 21st, 2019

Posted on December 21, 2019 by

December 20, 2019 This week:  Will Slow Action and Politics Result in Asian Carp in the Great Lakes? + Update on Uranium Site Spill in the Detroit River  + New York State Bill to Fund Purchase of Floodplain Properties + Bipartisan US Bill Introduced to Address Emerging Threats to Drinking Water  + It’s Raining and […]

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Freshwater Weekly: August 15th, 2019

Posted on August 16, 2019 by

August 15th, 2019 This week: Study Shows Larger Areas of Lake Michigan Suitable for Asian Carp + Swim Safe in Ohio + Homes with Toxic PFAS to be Hooked Up to City Water Supply + More Study Shows Larger Areas of Lake Michigan Suitable for Asian Carp  Bighead carp and silver carp (the species that jumps out […]

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Freshwater Future Visits Washington D.C for Annual Great Lakes Day

Posted on March 22, 2018 by

Freshwater Future staff recently traveled to Washington D.C for Great Lakes Day—an annual convening at which residents, grassroots groups, and environmental organizations educate Congress about policies and funding to sustain and improve drinking water infrastructure and conservation programs. More than 120 groups traveled to the capital to meet with members of congress from their respective […]

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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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Freshwater Weekly 8/10/17

Posted on August 10, 2017 by

This week: public input making a difference on Line 5 + Brandon Road Study released + grant opportunities for grassroots groups + summer in photos + ways you can make a difference. BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ON LINE 5 ALTERNATIVES REPORT Public input is having an impact! The State of Michigan raised a number […]

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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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Freshwater Weekly 8/3/17

Posted on August 3, 2017 by

This week: rolling back the Clean Water Rule + Brandon Road Study to be released + an update on Nestle’s pumping request + a petition to clean up Lake Erie + more ways you can make a difference. KEEP IT CLEAN Last month, EPA Director Scott Pruitt announced a proposal to repeal the 2015 Clean […]

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Freshwater Weekly 7/13/17

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

This week: a severe forecast for Lake Erie algae + good news on Great Lakes funding + job-stealing carp + ways you can make a difference. LAKE ERIE’S SUMMER FORECAST IS LOOKING GREEN The forecast is out, and this summer the blooms are coming back. Today the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its […]

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