Illinois and Michigan Take Steps to Block Invasive Carp

Last week, Illinois and Michigan signed an agreement that will provide up to $8 million in funds to support the pre-construction engineering and design phases of the Brandon Road Ecosystem Project.⁣

The Brandon Road Lock and Dam in the Chicago Area Waterway System is a critical pinch point for keeping bighead, silver and black carp – the invasive Asian carp species of greatest concern – out of the Great Lakes.⁣

Establishment of these species in the Great Lakes could have drastic effects on the region’s $7 billion fishery.