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Getting Real About the Asian Carp Threat

September 29, 2016 - The sunny spin from recent stories of keeping Asian carp out of the Great Lakes risks blinding the reader to the reality in the water.

Getting their Feet Wet: Chicago Youth Take Canoemobile on the Little Calumet

September 14, 2016 - Exploring Chicago's rivers can be a life-changing experience for Chicago students

Great Rivers Chicago - Press Statement from Healthy Water Solutions

August 17, 2016 - Great Rivers Chicago: An Opportunity to Create Good Jobs, Lift Up Our Communities, and Restore Our Urban Waterfront

New Plan to Rebuff Carp: No Guaranteed Protection for Great Lakes

May 26, 2016 - Press Statement from Healthy Water Solutions: New Asian carp Contingency Plan lacks a key component - a plan.

Recovery on Water

April 25, 2016 - Breast cancer survivors find healing in rowing on the Chicago River, now aim to heal the river itself

Diverse stakeholders request funding to develop aquatic invasive species solutions

January 31, 2016 - Also, Asian carp larvae and eggs found closer to Lake Michigan, and clean water means jobs

Shipping on Chicago Waterways in Decline; Clean Future Requires Investments

October 30, 2015 - Also: Asian carp move closer to Lake Michigan, Barges pull small fish through electric barrier

The Race is On: Vying for Federal Funds Against Flooding

August 6, 2015 - Flooding is a serious problem across Chicago. Heavy rains mean water pooling on streets and alleys, and raw sewage bubbling into basements.

Asian Carp Still On the Move

June 22, 2015 - Asian Carp continue to move closer to the Great Lakes.

Chicago’s Waterways: Despite a bold but troubled past, a bright future beckons

April 22, 2015 - More than a century ago, Chicago undertook a massive engineering feat that came to represent the city's moxie: the reversal of the Chicago River.

Corps Discounts Thousands of Comments on Asian Carp Solution

May 21, 2014 - The Army Corps of Engineers recently released the results of the public comments on the Great Lakes Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS).

Study: Physical Barrier Most Effective Way to Stop Invasive Species from Ravaging Great Lakes

January 7, 2014 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has identified physically separating the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds as the most effective way to prevent aquatic invasive species like Asian carp.

Healthy Water Solutions Welcomes Opportunity to Implement Invasive Species Solution

January 6, 2014 - Today the Army Corps of Engineers released its Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS), the congressionally mandated report on how to prevent the movement of invasive species.

The 12 Benefits of Separation

December 17, 2013 - On the first day of separation U.S. Army Corps gave to me: lakes that are Asian carp free... On the second day of separation U.S. Army Corps gave to me: less CSOs, and lakes that are Asian carp free.

Eurasian Ruffe DNA Found in Lake Michigan

December 4, 2013 - The Nature Conservancy has reported that eDNA of Eurasian Ruffe has been found in Calumet Harbor. Learn more from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Spawning Grass Carp Means it’s Time to Move on Separation

October 28, 2013 - Spawning Grass Carp Near Lake Erie Underscores the Urgency of Keeping Bighead and Silver Carp Out of Lake Michigan.

Asian Carp: Leaping Faster to Lake Michigan Than the Solutions to Stop Them

August 19, 2013 - The leading edge of the Asian carp invasion in Illinois has advanced dramatically, with spawning moving nearly 100 miles upstream this year to within 25 miles of an electric barrier.

Better Stormwater Management in Cook County: A Step Towards Separation

July 19, 2013 - A draft Cook County Watershed Management Ordinance is out on public review, which would facilitate our goals of hydrologic separation and improving water quality.

Governor Quinn Supports Separation

June 6, 2013 - This past weekend marked a significant development toward permanently protecting the Great Lakes from the dreaded Asian carp and revitalizing the Chicago River system.

IL Gov Quinn sees separation as the “ultimate solution” to Asian carp

June 6, 2013 - In the perennial battle to keep Asian carp and other riverborne invaders out of the Great Lakes, one intervention is often proposed as the only long-term solution, learn more.

Changing Course: Revitalizing the Chicago River

April 6, 2013 - Healthy Water Solutions and Studio Gang Architects discuss the call to restore Chicago's river at the same time we stop Asian carp.

New Illinois law aims to stop invasive species transfer

January 2, 2013 - Regulation would prevent boaters from taking organisms from one water body to another, the new state regulation, to take effect in 2013.

Romney wants Asian carp plan as soon as possible

October 22, 2012 - We welcome Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to the cause of saving the Great Lakes from the scourge of Asian carp. Romney said if elected he would push the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Chicago reimagines riverfront

October 22, 2012 - Attempting to create another popular venue like Millennium Park, the city is unveiling a proposed $100 million build-out of the Chicago River riverwalk stretching from State to Lake streets.

President Obama talks Asian carp

September 28, 2012 - President acknowledges threat to Great Lakes, in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, President Obama said that the carp are "destroying the ecosystems of the Great Lakes.

No Asian carp found in Lake Erie

August 10, 2012 - Agencies electrofish for carp, but none are found, after finding eDNA in Lake Erie, electrofishing failed to find any live fish. Read more here.

Search underway for Asian carp in Lake Erie

August 2, 2012 - After finding eDNA in Lake Erie, federal and state agencies are searching the lake for live carp. 'Can a breeding population survive in the Great Lakes and would it be a significant problem?'

Binational study: Asian carp pose substantial risk to Great Lakes

August 2, 2012 - A peer reviewed study by scientists in the US and Canada has concluded that Asian carp pose a substantial risk to the Great Lakes.