Make Sure Michigan's Voice is Heard on Asian Carp


The below links provide info on a very important issue in the Great Lakes Region.  NACO has been involved in the Asian Carp issue for many years and has provided comments and requests to Governmental and others on this issue.  The links below provide much info on the most recent proposed U.S. Corp of Engineers draft plan to help prevent the further spread of this dangerous invasive species.  Those who live close enough to the locations for the public hearings should attend.  Others need to send their comments on the plan to the address listed in the link.  Instructions to register and to comment are provided.

There is also a copy of a letter from Senator Stabenow (MI) to Capt. Dennis Grinold about the issue.  NACO will be providing comments on this and request any guidance from members or others in the region.

Thank you,
Capt. Bob Zales, II

Dear Dennis,

I am writing to make you aware of an upcoming public meeting in Muskegon on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ draft plan for stopping Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

Thanks to your help, we successfully pressured the Administration to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to release this overdue proposal on ways to stop Asian carp at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam, a critical choke point for fighting invasive species in the Illinois River. This structure is 47 miles south of Chicago.

I’m asking for your help again, this time to make sure Michigan’s voice is heard loudly and clearly to ensure the strongest possible solutions are implemented at Brandon Road to keep Asian carp from reaching our Great Lakes. With an Asian carp recently discovered just miles from Lake Michigan, we need strong, effective solutions at Brandon Road implemented as quickly as possible. 

The Army Corps of Engineers is holding this meeting on Thursday, September 14, at 3:30 Muskegon Community College (Collegiate Hall, 221 S. Quarterline Road). You must register online to speak or ask a question during the meeting. The following link includes details about the hearing, including how to register to speak:

If you can’t attend the meeting, you can still submit your comments at this link:

This is the only meeting that the Army Corps will be holding in Michigan about this plan so now is the time to make our voices heard!   

Please feel free to forward this notice to others. Whether you comment regarding the urgency of the issue, the need for more specific recommendations, or the potential economic impact of inaction on our state's $7 billion boating and fishing industry, your voice matters.   


Debbie Stabenow

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator 

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow
The United States Senate • Washington, DC 20510