Voice Your Comments on the Brandon Road Study

 Action Alert: #StopAsianCarpNow

Aquatic invasive species (AIS), like Asian carp, pose a dire threat to the ecological heath and economies of Great Lakes and Mississippi River communities. Immediate action must be taken to prevent the further spread of AIS before they become established in our national freshwater treasures.

As Asian carp continue to advance toward Lake Michigan, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking public input on their plan to stop these invasive fish.

The Corps recently released the Brandon Road Study, which proposes the installation of various control technologies at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois.

The Corps wants to hear from you. Now is our chance to demand that the Great Lakes and Mississippi River are protected from aquatic invasive species.

Take action today. Tell the Corps that:

  1. Asian carp and AIS are an urgent problem and require immediate action.

  2. The Corps’ plan will not be enough. The plan leaves far too much residual risk that Asian carp could slip through Brandon Road and establish in the Great Lakes.

  3. This plan will do nothing to stop AIS moving in the other direction, FROM the Great Lakes and INTO the Mississippi River. We need two-way solutions to protect both the Great Lakes and Mississippi River.

  4. In the interim, the threat of AIS must continue to be monitored and addressed.

Strengthen your message!

We’ve drafted a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for you that outlines the issue and urges strong protections for our rivers and lakes. Simply enter your information and hit send. To make your letter even stronger, personalize your message by editing the draft letter in the text box.

Your comment will be sent to the Army Corps of Engineers as part of our campaign to stop Asian Carp. By submitting this form, your name and address may be filed with a public agency and become public record. We will not share your personal information for any other purpose. Your email will be addd to PRN's email list to keep you up-to-date on our work.

Thank you. - Prairie Rivers Network, 1902 Fox Drive, Suite G, Champaign, IL 61820; www.prairierivers.org