Rep Marino joins Midwest legislators urging the release of invasive species plan

first_img State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Twp.) joined with 65 members of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus in requesting the federal government release a report on combating invasive species in the Great Lakes.“I joined my colleagues across the Midwest because the Great Lakes are an invaluable natural resource that millions of people in our country rely on every day for business, tourism and recreational activity,” Marino said.In April 2015, the U.S. Army of Engineers started work on a plan to control the transfer of invasive species, including Asian Carp, from the Mississippi River Basin into the Great Lakes ecosystem. This plan, named the Brandon Road Project Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP), was initially scheduled to be released for review on Feb. 28, 2017, but was delayed. After receiving numerous bipartisan requests from all levels of government, including the letter from Rep. Marino and his colleagues, the TSP has been scheduled for release on August 7th.“The risks to our state and local communities was too great to continue this delay,” Marino said. “The potential damage to our lakes and businesses that rely on them increases exponentially each day.”The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus is a nonpartisan organization of state and provincial legislators from the eight U.S. states and two Canadian provinces that are home to the Great Lakes. Their goal is to protect and restore the Great Lakes ecosystem. For more information please contact Rep. Marino’s legislative office at (517) 373-0113, or by email at [email protected] Categories: Marino News 31Jul Rep. Marino joins Midwest legislators urging the release of invasive species plan to protect the Great Lakeslast_img

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