Asian carp are knocking on the door of Lake Michigan and something needs to be done — STAT! — to keep these food-hogging, flying monsters from invading the Great Lakes.
In a recent post, we reported that the Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, along with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Great Lakes United, called on the federal government to take emergency action to keep the Asian carp from invading Lake Michigan and, ultimately, all the Great Lakes.
If you still doubt the severity of the threat these fish pose to Great Lakes fisheries and boaters, check out this video of flying Asian carp in the Illinois River. Fast forward to the 2:45 mark of the video — that’s when the real fireworks start.
If we are to keep the horrific scene in the video from being repeated in rivers around the Great Lakes basin, government agencies need to move quickly to keep Asian carp from sneaking into Lake Michigan.
You can do your part by contacting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and urging the agency to immediately create a barrier to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
You can also contact officials at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources asking them to immediately create a barrier to keep these swimming monsters out of the Great Lakes.