Asian carp found just 9 miles from Lake Michigan

June 23, 2017 | Press Release
A live Asian carp was found only 9 miles from Lake Michigan, well beyond the electric barrier that serves as the only line of defense against Asian carp invading the Great Lakes.

Senator Kirk’s Great Lakes Water Protection Act: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

We’re not really sure what Senator Kirk is up to now. His Great Lakes Water Protection Act was always a bit sketchy in that it appeared to simply prohibit what the Clean Water Act already prohibits. Basically, Kirk’s Protection Act outlaws the dumping of untreated sewage to the Great Lakes by 2035. The Act would [...]

Watch Asian Carp Spread Like the Plague

Asian carp were introduced to the southern U.S. in the 1970s in an effort to filter fish ponds. Unfortunately, they escaped into the wild, and as you can see from the map below, they've wasted no time spreading throughout the great river systems at the heart of the country. According to the latest science, the [...]

Press Release: Study Presents Options for Restoring Chicago River & Protecting Lake Michigan

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED: January 31, 2012 River, Lake Advocates Praise New Path Toward Better Flood Control, Cleaner Water, and Keeping Asian Carp Out of Great Lakes A highly-anticipated report released today clearly demonstrates that it is possible to separate the artificial connection between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River basins and prevent the transfer [...]

Eating Asian carp is a great idea, but nothing like a “solution.”

Robert Hirschfeld Coalition Organizer - Invasive Species Prairie Rivers Network by Robert Hirschfeld,  Coalition Organizer - Invasive Species In the three weeks since the Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced its plan to fight hunger and Asian carp in one fell swoop, my Asian carp twitter feed has seen more action than in the previous two [...]