The fight to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes is heating up and gaining support!

National Wildlife Federation leaders from the Great Lakes region and across the country gathered in Houston, Texas last week to determine the priorities of the National Wildlife Federation, and found unanimous support for fighting the invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes.

The new NWF resolution calls for a long-term solution of permanently blocking passage of aquatic organisms while allowing for waterborne commerce on both sides of the divide with connections to rail, highway and alternative transportation systems.

The most immediate step, however, is severing the connection between the ecosystems at Chicago.

Get the inside scoop on Asian carp at Great Lakes on the Ground, the blog of NWF Great Lakes Regional Center Director Andy Buchsbaum.

Live near the Great Lakes Regional Center? Attend the Open House to meet your Great Lakes advocates in person.