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Door County communities join call for stronger Asian Carp barriers

Leaders from Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor are joining mayors from St. Lawrence River and Great Lakes cities in demanding stronger actions to keep Asian Carp from entering Lake Michigan.  The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Initiative met in Sheboygan this week and signed a declaration supporting planned barriers for the Brandon Road Dam near Chicago.  They also called on Congress to invest more in that area.  Egg Harbor Village Administrator Ryan Heise was a guest at the Sheboygan conference.  He says a major portion of Door County's economy is at risk from Asian Carp infestation.

 

 

Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward also supports any barrier to stop the fish, although he'd like to see more action further down the Mississippi River.

 

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced plans to add an electrical grid and underwater speakers near Chicago to deter the Asian Carp from moving further toward Lake Michigan.

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