Action Alert! Canadian voices must be heard on Asian carp!
I just received this note regarding Asian Carp and want to let you know that agencies are still working on protecting the Great lakes and all the tributaries that feed the our Canadian system. Please take the time to read the article below and act now. I can not stress enough the importance of putting our support behind this action. If we want to protect our waters for future generations please take the time to add your name to the petition.
* via Great Lakes United:
Canadian citizens, sign this petition requesting public hearings on Asian Carp
Last week the Great Lakes United coalition passed a resolution in support of Canadian input into U.S. hydroseparation studies, to aide efforts preventing an Asian carp invasion into the Great Lakes.
The Asian carp are poised to invade the Great Lakes via U.S. waterways and efforts are underway in the U.S. to stop them. However, the Great Lakes are international waters, and the Asian carp are an international threat. If this fish invades the Great Lakes via U.S. waterways, they will have gained access to Canadian waters of the Great Lakes as well direct access to Canadian tributaries and inland rivers.While Ontario and the federal government have provided some logistical assistance to control efforts in the Chicago Area Waterway System, Canadian citizens need to demand that the provincial and federal governments do more than take a wait and see approach.
In early 2012, Great Lakes United, in collaboration with Ecojustice and Sierra Club-Ontario, will be delivering our coalition resolution and a petition signed by concerned Canadian citizens to the federal Ministers of Natural Resources, Environment and Fisheries and Oceans, the Ontario Ministers of Natural Resources and the Environment, and appropriate Ministers of Parliament. The petition asks for public hearings to ensure that Canadian concerns and input regarding effective ways to address the threat of an Asian carp invasion are heard, and that input be recorded and transmitted to U.S. agencies working on Asian carp prevention.
Canadian citizens please go to www.glu.org/asiancarppetition2011 to sign the petition online by January 30, 2012. Please distribute!
Find the Great Lakes United coalition resolution here.
For more on efforts to separate the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River basin in the Chicago area, visit: http://glc.org/ans/chicagowaterway.html
Take action today! Thank you for your help in stopping the invasive Asian carp.