LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Got an original idea for keeping Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes? It could earn you some good money.
Michigan’s “Invasive Carp Challenge” is underway. Gov. Rick Snyder says the state is accepting proposals for shielding the lakes from the invasive fish, which have infested the Mississippi River watershed. Scientists say if they become established in the lakes, they could crowd out prized native species.READ MORE: 133,000 People Remain Under Boil Water Advisory In Michigan, Could Take Weeks Before Water Is Safe To Drink
Scientists and engineers in the region are working on the problem. But the state wants to inspire creative thinkers worldwide to offer innovative solutions.
Officials will accept proposals in any phase of development, from concept to design to field-tested models.READ MORE: Salvation Army Collecting Supplies For Back To School Drive
Written proposals will be accepted through Oct. 31. One or more winners will share up to $700,000 in cash awards.
For more information, visit michigan.gov/carpchallenge.MORE NEWS: Detroit Police Searching For Multiple Carjacking Suspects
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