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.
These are tough times for water. And we’re still in our infancy when dealing with it in the Great Lakes.
Water is a hot commodity. Should we treat it like any other Initial Public Offering?
It’s natural to protect our greatest resource. We do it with our homes. Why not our water?
A group of 114 mayors of U.S. and Canadian cities may be best equipped to influence Great Lakes policy.
Other Great Lakes pols could learn something from the leaders of the region’s cities.
How will Detroit and its neighboring counties deal with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in the bankruptcy proceedings?
At the end of each month, we check in with Echo commentator Gary Wilson for updates on environmental stories from around the Basin. Click on the audio clip above for today’s Great Lakes Month in Review which discusses efforts to keep Asian carp and Waukesha, Wis., out of Lake Michigan. This segment is produced as part of a partnership with WKAR’s Current State public affairs program.
Weak recycling efforts and a tardy response to water quality concerns hardly lead the way to turning Chicago the same color as its river on St. Patrick’s Day.