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Watch Bridge’s discussion about Great Lakes invasive species

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Bridge Michigan’s ongoing Great Lakes Conservation discussion focused Wednesday on recent developments in invasive species management, including the fight to keep Asian carp out of the lakes


The online Zoom conversation came weeks after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced $226 million to complete design on the Brandon Road Interbasin Project project, an $858 million effort to keep carp downstream of Joliet, Illinois, in the Des Plaines River and out of the Great Lakes.

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Bridge Michigan reporter Kelly House was joined by Peter Alsip, ecological modeling data analyst at the University of Michigan's Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research; Rochelle Sturtevant, program manager of NOAA's Great Lakes Aquatic Nonindigenous Species Information System; and Doug Craven, natural resource director for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.

If you missed Wednesday's hour-long chat, you can watch it below. 

This event is part of a six-part, bi-monthly discussion series about the Great Lakes produced in partnership with Circle of Blue and funded by the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Bosch Community Fund.

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The series will resume on May 11. Stay tuned for an announcement of the topic and for registration information.

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