eco system http://michiganradio.org en Federal officials to hold public meetings today on Asian carp threat http://michiganradio.org/post/federal-officials-hold-public-meetings-today-asian-carp-threat <p>Want to hear how the federal government plans to keep <a href="http://www.environmentreport.org/asian_carp.php">Asian carp out of the Great Lakes</a>? Well, now's the time. <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2010-09-08/news/ct-met-carp-czar-0909-20100908_1_chicago-waterway-system-million-federal-attack-czar">John Goss</a>, the Obama administration's point man in the fight against Asian carp, will be part of a federal delegation visiting Traverse City today for back-to-back public meetings.</p><p>The Associated Press <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/AP644c2d826b0e463a9399dd1b8d69372c.html">reports</a>:</p><blockquote><p>The officials will outline their strategy and take comments on a long-range study of how to prevent the carp and other invasive species from migrating between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.</p><p>Environmentalists, Michigan and four other Great Lakes states want to sever the man-made link between the two aquatic systems. The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting the study and says that's one option.</p><p>Activists also say the study's planned completion date of 2015 isn't soon enough.</p></blockquote><p>There's concern that if the Asian carp make their way into the Great Lakes that they could <a href="http://www.environmentreport.org/show.php?showID=500">wreak havoc on the lakes' eco-systems</a>. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 11:57:03 +0000 Zoe Clark 1033 at http://michiganradio.org Federal officials to hold public meetings today on Asian carp threat