Boating season drives mussel warning

April 10, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star

Boaters are heading back on to local lakes and they’re being urged to keep unwelcome invaders from hitching a ride.

Awareness about quagga and zebra mussels is being spread as the boats go back into the water at the Vernon Yacht Club April 16.

“All it would take is one infested boat and our lives in the Okanagan would be transformed forever,” said Lisa Scott, Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society co-ordinator.

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