CAWS Aquatic Invasive Species Stakeholder Group

This webpage contains CAWS Aquatic Invasive Species Stakeholder Group meeting information and related materials.

The Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS) Aquatic Invasive Species Stakeholder Group is a collaboration of diverse organizations with an interest in the many concerns relating to control of aquatic invasive species between the Great Lakes Basin and the Missippi River Basin where the two happen to intersect in the Chicago and greater Calumet region.  The primary function of the Group is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information on matters related to structural and non-structural controls to prevent the movement of AIS through the CAWS, and the relationship between control measures and other major interests, including business, shipping, water management, recreation, ecology and urban development.  The goal ofthe Chicago Area Waterways System (CAWS) Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Stakeholder Group (Group) is to contribute to efforts to develop and move forward with implementation of a viable and sustainable plan to prevent the two-way movement of AIS through the CAWS, while maintaining other beneficial functions of the system.

CAWS Operating Principles

Member List

Dec. 14, 2018 webinar on the Army Corps of Engineers Brandon Road Study

Note: The Army Corps of Engineers has extended the review period for the Brandon Road Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement to February 22, 2019.  The report is posted to the project website at https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/GLMRIS-BR.  The end of State & Agency Review has also been extended to February 22, 2018.

Meeting Materials

OCTOBER 1, 2019 MEETING

DECEMBER 19, 2018 MEETING

JULY 26, 2018 MEETING

MARCH 12, 2018 MEETING

  • Agenda (PDF, Draft 2-16-2018)

OCTOBER 25-26, 2017 MEETING