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We received this notification from Freshwater Future, one of our national partners.... this is a Very Serious Issue. Please Read and Take Action!

Urgent Action Alert:

Yesterday we learned that the Corps has detected DNA evidence of Asian Carp ABOVE the electric barriers in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, the Cal-Sag Channel and the Calumet River. That means the fish could be within 6 miles of Lake Michigan with only navigational locks standing in their way.  Once in the Great Lakes, it is believed Asian Carp could wipe out our Great Lakes fisheries as we know them forever.
 
Please take a moment to make a handful of important calls today to stop the Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.  Our political leaders need to take aggressive action and we as constituents need to tell them that THIS IS AN EMERGENCY.
 
1. Call your member of Congress AND the Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and urge them to:
- Tell the Corps to immediately close all controlling locks in Chicago  waterways that lead to Lake Michigan.
- Tell the Corps to take any and all monitoring and control efforts to keep the Asian carp at bay and the Great Lakes safe.
- The risk is too great to delay taking action, we must act today to save the Great Lakes from this devastating invasive species.
 
To reach your member of Congress, you may call the Capitol Switchboard at: 202-224-3121

To reach IL DNR Director Marc Miller, you may call 217-785-0075
 
Thank you so much for all your effort to protect the Great Lakes. For more information, contact Jen Nalbone at Great Lakes United at jen@glu.org.

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