Scientists say if Asian carp reach the Great Lakes, they could cripple a $7 billion fishing industry by crowding out native species.
The free workshops will be held on different days in July in Bloomington, Aurora, and Nashville.
The state Department of Natural Resources says the trees may be popular for landscaping, tree but they're also an invasive species that can spread.
Among the lakes receiving funding are Lake Lemon and Lake Monroe.
The study found that countries with fragile economies, like Niger, Chad and Mongolia, are especially vulnerable to invasive species.
A graduate student at the University of Toledo in Ohio discovered grass carp eggs last summer in the Sandusky River, which flows into Lake Erie.
The Department of Natural Resources is providing more than half a million dollars in grants to combat invasive plants in lakes throughout Indiana.
The state recently had to request Chinook salmon eggs from Wisconsin because there aren’t enough fish returning to spawn in streams around northern Indiana.
If Asian carp make their way into Bloomington's Lake Monroe, the options for getting rid of them would be limited.
Two new hires to the Bloomington Parks Department will help study and fight both invasive vegetation and species.