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Help Block Asian Carp

Urgent action is needed to protect and preserve our precious Great Lakes! Join the cause!

It’s not too late to block invasive carp from the Great Lakes – but your voice is needed!

The new Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp has launched a public education campaign to promote awareness of the benefits provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Tentatively Selected Plan, which offers a combination of solutions to reduce the risk of invasive carp from entering the Great Lakes at the Brandon Road Lock & Dam in Joliet, Illinois.

The problem: Silver and bighead carp, two types of invasive Asian carp, are steadily making their way up Illinois waterways toward Lake Michigan. If these dangerous invasive species successfully infiltrate the Great Lakes, they would immediately begin to wreak untold environmental and economic damage.

Our coalition includes recreation, environmental, conservation, business and civic organizations, elected officials, policymakers and thousands of concerned citizens throughout the Great Lakes. We believe the Army Corps’ recommendations represent the most viable option to block Asian carp.

Click on your state’s name to learn more about what an invasive carp invasion would mean to you – and to take action to protect our waters and the hundreds of thousands of jobs in the Great Lakes region that depend on tourism, recreation, fishing and boating.

 
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