The federal government’s carp czar is holding a public meeting in Chicago today to discuss efforts to prevent Asian carp from establishing in the Great Lakes.
Here’s what Great Lakes Echo’s Gary Wilson had to say about the issue on WMUK in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality Asian Carp Director John Goss is leading the meeting of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee. Information at the bottom of this post explains how to participate at 2 p.m. Central time (3 p.m. Eastern) via webcast.
Great Lakes Week 2011 is underway in Detroit and Echo’s own Gary Wilson is a special guest for Detroit Public Television, which will be providing live coverage of the event.
You may remember Wilson from his recent fiery criticism of Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement officials, or when he called out his own town for green-washing.
Wilson will be live on air giving his take on the conference and the state of the Great Lakes.
Tune in to Detroit Public Television’s live stream through Great Lakes Echo or Great Lakes Now for coverage …
Aggressive action is needed to tackle 2014 key Great Lakes decisions: What do we do about Lake Erie algae, Asian carp and water diversion?
At the end of each month Current State check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. Today’s Great Lakes Month in Review, focuses on Governor Snyder’s environmental efforts and algae blooms.
Money, regulations and enforcement are necessary.
But that’s playing defense.
Industries, governments and environmental groups can get ahead of the game with new mindsets.
At the end of each month, Current State check in with Great Lakes commentator and journalist Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the basin. For this Great Lakes Month in Review, Gary focuses on ice cover and Asian carp fatigue.
Wilson last spoke with Current State after the Army Corps’ study on Asian carp in the Great Lakes was released. Wilson says that carp fatigue has set in, meaning that Asian carp reports are in the news so frequently that people tend to tune it out.
Great Lakes Month …
Opportunities of this magnitude to protect the Great Lakes are rare and don’t last forever.
Great Lakes Echo commentator Gary Wilson looks back at some of the biggest Great Lakes stories of 2013.
How do we talk about water?
Great Lakes water isn’t a Big Mac. Or a Budweiser. Or bottled water.
We need talking points that inspire.
IJC Commissioner Dereth Glance says Great Lakes stewardship is fraught with frustrations and backslides.
But a combination of learning and action can get that Sisyphean boulder further up, if not to the top of the hill.