GLMRIS: Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study
August 29, 2017

GLMRIS – Brandon Road Public Meetings Announced

In order to facilitate discussion of the recently-released Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study – Brandon Road Draft report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled three public meetings with locations in Chicago, Illinois; Muskegon, Michigan; and Joliet, Illinois. From the start of each meeting until the scheduled time for opening remarks, GLMRIS-BR Team Members will be available in person for open house format one-on-one discussions about the Study. Online participants should plan to join the conference call, webinar and Facebook Live events shortly before opening remarks.

These meetings will be held on the following dates in the cities indicated:

  • September 11, 2017 – Chicago, IL
  • September 14, 2017 – Muskegon, MI
  • September 18, 2017 – Joliet, IL

See the Public Meetings page for details and to register to speak. All three meetings will also be available to the public via phone and web conference and Facebook Live. Please refer to the Public Meetings page for details on how to participate in the meetings virtually.

During the meetings, the Corps will provide a presentation on the tentatively selected plan that includes structural and nonstructural measures and technologies for preventing upstream transfer of aquatic nuisance species, such as Asian carp, at Brandon Road Lock and Dam on the Illinois Waterway.

An oral comment period will follow the presentation for anyone wishing to provide an oral comment. The Corps will also accept written comments during the meetings.

The 45-day public comment period runs through Oct. 2. Comments can be made anytime during this period via the Submit Comments on the Draft GLMRIS-BR Report page. Comments may also be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, ATTN: GLMRIS-Brandon Road Comments, 231 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604. Comments must be postmarked by Oct. 2.

Protecting the Great Lakes from aquatic nuisance species is a shared responsibility. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has worked with many federal and state agencies throughout the study process and now needs public feedback on the tentatively selected plan.

Thank you for your continued interest in GLMRIS – Brandon Road!