Asian carp pose a serious and urgent threat to the Great Lakes’ ecosystems and economy, including the $7 billion fishing industry. As Asian carp continue toward Lake Michigan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on their plan to stop these invasive fish.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released its draft Brandon Road Study, a detailed look at the Corps’ tentative plan to install protections against Asian carp at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Des Plaines River in Joliet, IL. For an overview of the report’s findings, check out our blog. Right now, the Corps is asking for feedback from the public—now is the time to speak up.
Take action today. Tell the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that:
- Asian carp are an urgent problem that require immediate action;
- The Corps’ plan is not a permanent fix, additional technologies and a two-way solution are still needed; and
- In the meantime, the threat of aquatic invasive species must continue to be monitored and addressed.
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