Calendar of Events
May 26-30 – 57th annual International Association for Great Lakes Research, Hamilton, Ontario, http://iaglr.org/
This Web site is the online center for public information and involvement in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). Browse this Web site, and subscribe to receive e-mail alerts and GLMRIS newsletters. You can also attend public forums to be hosted by USACE. Forum details such as date, time, and location will be announced on this Web site, to GLMRIS email subscribers, and through social media outlets.
The GLMRIS Team is utilizing Facebook and Twitter as a means of broadcasting ways to stay involved with GLMRIS and with issues associated with aquatic nuisance species. Join the GLMRIS conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
GLMRIS Report roadshow announced!
In January, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will submit to Congress and release the GLMRIS Report. The report presents options and technologies to prevent aquatic nuisance species (ANS) movement between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins thro... See More
December 11, 2013
Public teleconference of the Great Lakes Advisory Board on Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. CST
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a call to continue discussions that will inform the development of a draft Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Action Plan for the next several years. ... See More
December 6, 2013
Results are in for mid-November Asian carp eDNA samples taken from Sturgeon Bay in the Lake Michigan watershed. All 138 samples taken were negative for both silver and bighead carp. This testing followed the one sample that was found positive out of over 200 water samples in this location in May (re... See More
December 4, 2013
A little update on lake levels: ... See More
December 3, 2013
Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative
is hosting a series of webinars for controlling the invasive common reed. Included will be work conducted by leading Great Lakes researchers and thei... See More
December 3, 2013
Are you using Asian carp as bait? Michigan Department of Natural Resources
' new video helps you find out. Click below to view. Aquatic nuisance species (ANS) prevention is a shared resp... See More
December 2, 2013
A new edition of the GLMRIS Newsletter is now available! In this issue, find a personal note from Chicago Area Waterway System (CAWS) Project Manager Dave Wethington regarding the upcoming GLMRIS Report, public meetings and comment period as well as an update on a few other pathways outside of the C... See More
November 26, 2013
Teleconference on Great Lakes water levels tomorrow! National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
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November 19, 2013
Did you know GLMRIS is also on Twitter? Tweet us by using @GLMRIS, or follow the conversation by using #GLMRIS. See More
November 8, 2013
Follow-up testing planned after 1 of 280 water samples collected from Sturgeon Bay in Wisconsin waters turned up positive for Asian carp DNA. For more info on environmental DNA sampling, visit: ... See More
November 7, 2013
Past Involvement Opportunities
Focus Area 2 Other Aquatic Pathways Comment Period
Interim reports for 18 potential aquatic pathways, as well as a summary report, were released beginning September 14, 2012. The GLMRIS FA2 Team asked for public input on these reports. Each report had a 30-day comment period following its release. Read the reports with incorporated feedback on the FA2 Documents page.
ANS Control Screening Comment Period
USACE has screened the ANS Controls identified in the Inventory of Available Controls for Aquatic Nuisance Species of Concern – Chicago Area Waterway System (ANS Control Paper) and removed certain controls from further consideration by GLMRIS. USACE requested comments from public stakeholders regarding the ANS Controls Screening from January 18 through February 21, 2013. USACE will consider the information generated during the comment period to further screen the list of ANS Controls. More information on the screening can be found on the ANS Control Screening page.
ANS Control Comment Period
USACE asked interested members of the public to review the list of potential Controls contained in the Inventory of Available Controls for Aquatic Nuisance Species of Concern – Chicago Area Waterway System and provide information regarding Controls that may be effective but not included in the paper or comments regarding Controls listed in the paper. Comments were received via electronic submittal through the GLMRIS Web site and mail. The comment period ran from December 21, 2011 through February 17, 2012. USACE reviewed and incorporated public input before finalizing and re-issuing the paper. View these Controls and the updated paper on the ANS Control Page.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the paper and to comment. The GLMRIS Team appreciates your input!
NEPA Public Scoping
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping period was from November 16, 2010 through March 31, 2011. For more information regarding NEPA scoping, see What is NEPA Scoping?
During the scoping period, USACE solicited public comments regarding the scope of GLMRIS. Comments were delivered during 12 USACE-hosted public scoping meetings and received via electronic submittal through the GLMRIS Web site, mail and hand-delivery.
Please refer to the Completed NEPA Public Scoping Meetings and Transcripts page for more information regarding these meetings and to view transcripts of the scoping meetings.
The comments received during the scoping period are available on the View Scoping Comments page. A summary of the NEPA public scoping activities and the comments submitted during the scoping period is available in the NEPA Scoping Summary Report (PDF, 1.4 MB).
For Additional Information
For additional information on aquatic nuisance species and what you can do to prevent their spread, visit the following federal agency websites:
For location-specific information addressing aquatic nuisance species, visit your state's Department of Natural Resources website.
For further information on GLMRIS, please contact:
Office of Public Affairs
Chicago District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
231 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60604
Via e-mail: email@example.com