LANSING, Mich., July 11, 2024 — Michigan has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Illinois to cosponsor the construction of the Brandon Road Interbasin Project to prevent invasive carp and aquatic nuisance species from entering the Great Lakes. This agreement unlocks $274 million in federal and $114 million in state funding for the first of three phases of the $1.15 billion project. In response, state Rep. Joey Andrews (D-St. Joseph) issued the following statement:

“Ensuring the protection of Lake Michigan and our waterways is crucial to our community, as water truly sustains our way of life in Southwest Michigan. Preserving these natural resources is essential not just for our present needs, but also for the well-being of future generations. I am thrilled to see this large, coordinated effort from both the state and federal government to protect our Great Lakes.”