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Snyder wants Great Lakes states to fight Asian carp

Thursday, Feb. 1
Detroit Metro Times

Invasive Asian carp could be poised to take over the Great Lakes. In June 2017, a 28-inch-long silver carp was caught beyond the electric barrier system that is supposed to keep them out of the Great Lakes, following the 2010 discovery of a bighead carp beyond the barrier. Experts believe that if something is not done, the invasive species could devastate the Great Lakes' ecosystem. Read More >

Partnership formed to stop Asian carp

Thursday, Feb. 1
AM 800 – CKLW-The Information Station

A new partnership has been formed to block Asian Carp from settling into the Great Lakes.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced this week a partnership with Ontario, Ohio and Wisconsin to commit resources to study the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, which has been identified as a choke point. Read More >

Ohio joins partnership in support of Army Corps of Engineers plan to block Asian carp from Great Lakes

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
The Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com 

Ohio has formed a partnership with two other Great Lakes states and the province of Ontario to help finance and design a barrier to prevent invasive Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp unveiled on Wednesday would support a plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to construct a mix of technologies in an engineered channel at the Brandon Road Lock & Dam in Joliet, Illinois. Read More >

Gov. Rick Snyder creates interstate partnership to protect Great Lakes from Asian carp

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Michigan Radio

On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Snyder announced an interstate partnership with leaders of the Great Lakes states to reduce the risk of invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses in a Chicago-area waterway. Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario are the founding members of the partnership, representing more than 90% of the Great Lakes surface area. Read More >

Snyder Announces Asian Carp Partnership In South Haven

Wednesday, Jan. 31
NewsTalk – 94.9 WSJM

A multi-state partnership to help the federal government fund a new barrier to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is now up and running. Governor Snyder is teaming up with Wisconsin, Ohio and Ontario for the Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp. He cautioned in South Haven yesterday, though, that they won’t be able to get a permanent barrier up at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Illinois immediately. Read More >

Wisconsin Among States To Join Battle To Protect Great Lakes From Asian Carp

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Wisconsin Public Radio

Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, And Canadian Province Of Ontario Are Participating    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says an interstate partnership is being established to help strengthen defenses against invasive Asian carp in a Chicago-area waterway.

The initiative would help pay costs of upgrading the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Illinois, a key choke point between the carp-infested Illinois River and Lake Michigan.

A plan drafted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would spend $275 million on measures to block the carps' path, including an electric fish barrier, noisemakers and vessel cleansing devices. Read More >