Update: Don't miss Asian Carp meetings tomorrow in Ypsilanti and Traverse City!

Put these events on your calendar!  The International Joint Commission, in cooperation with the participating agencies listed below, is hosting a public meeting in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on February 17 to discuss plans and get recommendations on Asian carp control efforts. This will be the second public meeting in the Great Lakes region.

Who: Senior representatives from
International Joint Commission;
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
U.S. Coast Guard;
Great Lakes states, provinces, municipalities and tribes (invited);
White House Council on Environmental Quality; and
Scientific experts

When: 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17

Where: Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S. Huron
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

The meeting also will be available via live web stream at: http://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/live. Those who cannot attend the meeting in person can submit questions on the Web site.

When available, the framework and a transcript of the meeting will be posted on http://www.asiancarp.org/regionalcoordination. Comments on the framework may also be submitted online at the above Web site.


Also Tomorrow, February 17:

Attorney General Mike Cox and U.S. Representative Dave Camp (R-Midland) will be holding an Asian Carp Townhall, at 11 am, at the Maritime Academy in Traverse City.  Both of these Michigan politicians have been instrumental in what has become a national fight to keep Asian Carp out of the Great Lakes.  They are expected to discuss their latest efforts to keep the carp out of the lakes at the Townhall.