Capitol Hill Briefing: Asian Carp Framework 2015 – Great Lakes, Ohio River, & Upper Mississippi River Basins Tuesday

The NEMWI will host a Capitol Hill briefing on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from 10-11:30 AM on monitoring, management, and research related to combatting Asian Carp in the Great lakes, Ohio River, and Upper Mississippi River Basins. The briefing will features federal agency representatives from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Co-Chairs of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee, as well as partners at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Geological Service. The briefing will cover the upcoming 2015 efforts, including research of control technologies, efforts to halt one-way passage of invasive species at the Brandon Rd Lock & Dam in Joliet, Illinois, and ongoing monitoring and removal efforts in partnership with the states. Recent movement upstream of observed Asian carp spawning, as noted by the U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, continues to keep the issue at the forefronts of the region’s issues. Recent spending bills, passed by the House and passed out of Committee by the Senate, provide support to finishing the electrical barriers in Illinois as well as to further along the design and study of additional efforts.

Honorary cosponsors of this briefing are Senate Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chairs Senator Mark Kirk, Senator Debbie Stabenow; Senate Vice-Chairs Senator Rob Portman, Senator Amy Klobuchar; House Great Lakes Task Force Co-Chairs Congresswoman Miller, Congresswoman Kaptur, Congressman Duffy, & Congresswoman Slaughter.

Asian Carp Framework 2015 – Great Lakes, Ohio River, & Upper Mississippi River Basins
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Capitol Visitor Center, Senate Side, SVC-200
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Please RSVP