Obama Administration to Host Public Meeting on Asian Carp in Chicago, IL

Executive Office of the President of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – White House Council on Environmental Quality Asian Carp Director John Goss will lead a public meeting of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) on Thursday, April 28, 2011, to discuss the proactive efforts of the Obama Administration and the Great Lakes states to prevent Asian carp from establishing a self-sustaining population in the Great Lakes. The meeting will feature updates by ACRCC members on actions underway as part of Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework, an unprecedented, multi-tiered strategy that includes monitoring; barrier construction; harvesting; enforcement; outreach; and research and development of long-term biological controls. The event also will include an opportunity for the public to comment and provide feedback on ACRCC efforts.

The ACRCC is led by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and includes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation and all eight Great Lakes states, as well as the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, and the City of Chicago.

WHO: John Goss, Asian Carp Director, White House Council on Environmental Quality

Members of the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee

WHAT: Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee Public Meeting

WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2011 Public Meeting from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM (CDT)

WHERE: John G. Shedd Aquarium, South Entrance Presidential Conference Room, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois

WATCH: The event will be webcast at https://www.mymeetings.com/tetratech/join/

Conference number: PG7013611

Passcode: ASIAN CARP

LISTEN: (888) 603-8914

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