Invasive Asian carp are poised to infiltrate the Great Lakes and devastate native species. In areas of the Mississippi River basin where they have taken over, they now comprise up to 97% of fish biomass. If they get into the Great Lakes, they will starve out walleye, trout, salmon and other sportfish.
We need Illinois Governor Pritzker’s leadership to help keep them out of the Great Lakes.
Proposals to fortify the Brandon Road Lock and Dam in Joliet, Illinois, a critical choke-point for invasive Asian Carp about 50 miles downstream of Chicago, are on hold awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature. The Governor needs to sign a letter of agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This letter will allow the Corps to move forward with the next phase of the project: Preconstruction, Engineering and Design.
Sign the petition calling on Governor Pritzker to take action before invasive Asian Carp cause irreversible damage to the whole Great Lakes region.