Corps Discounts Thousands of Citizen Comments on Asian Carp Solution

The Army Corps of Engineers recently released the results of the public comments on the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). As authorized by Congress, GLMRIS set out to “evaluate a range of options and technologies to prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River by aquatic pathways.” [...]

Press Release: Permanent Solution to Invasive Species Crisis Needs to Remain Priority for Army Corps, States and Congress

Only viable solution is to physically separate Great Lakes, Mississippi River basins Chicago – Conservation groups are urging the Obama Administration and U.S. Congress to maintain their focus on a permanent, long-term solution to an invasive species crisis that is putting communities, businesses, and industry at risk. The groups submitted comments yesterday to the U.S. [...]

Study: Physical Barrier Most Effective Way to Stop Invasive Species from Ravaging Great Lakes, Mississippi River

For Immediate Release: January 7, 2014 Study: Physical Barrier Most Effective Way to Stop Invasive Species from Ravaging Great Lakes, Mississippi River CHICAGO - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified physically separating the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds as the most effective way to prevent aquatic invasive species like Asian carp from [...]

Santa carp is comin’ to town…

Ok, let's hope not... Early January, 2014 will see the release of a long-awaited federal study about how to stop Asian carp. We will need to muster support for separation of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River watersheds - the best, most permanent solution to the transfer of all invasive species through the Chicago waterways. [...]

Press Release: Asian carp spawning population moves closer to Lake Michigan

For Immediate Release Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 Asian Carp: Leaping Faster to Lake Michigan Than the Solutions to Stop Them CHICAGO – The leading edge of the Asian carp invasion in Illinois has advanced dramatically, with spawning moving nearly 100 miles upstream this year to within 25 miles of an electric barrier that is the [...]