Foundation Gives $500K For Anti-Carp Efforts

asian carp ap1 Foundation Gives $500K For Anti Carp EffortsThe Charles Stewart Mott Foundation is giving $500,000 to the Great Lakes Commission to help it find ways to prevent invasive Asian carp from entering the lakes.

The Flint-based foundation says it hopes the grant will help protect the Great Lakes region’s $7 billion annual sport fishing industry.

The foundation says a team led by the Great Lakes Commission and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative will seek “the best economic and environmental solutions” for keeping nonnative species from entering the Great Lakes through Chicago’s canals.

Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota and Pennsylvania are asking a federal judge in Chicago to take emergency action to close two shipping locks and install barriers against the carp.

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  1. Antonio says:

    This is a great initiative, I hope others will follow with support to our state in keeping the asian carp and other invader species out of our lakes.

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