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Flexing federal mussels

Castanet – May 11, 2017 While many people are worried at the moment about too much water in the Okanagan Valley, there are also concerns about the future of area lakes – in particular the threat of zebra and quagga

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DON’T MOVE A MUSSEL Boaters urged to protect waters as mussels move closer to B.C.

Suncruiser West Coast – May 1, 2017 Beautiful warm waters. Hot sandy beaches. Great fishing. The lure of the lakes. It’s what the Okanagan is known for. Now imagine not being able to launch your boat because your favourite spot

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Mussel sniffing dogs

Castanet – April 16, 2017 The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society is hosting a free public forum on invasive mussels this month in Penticton Among the speakers are Stephanie Hester, coordinator of the Montana Invasive Species Council, who will talk

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17 projects approved to conserve and improve Okanagan Valley water

Kelowna Now – April 15, 2017 Water quality in the Okanagan Valley could be about to improve. The news comes following an announcement from The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) last week that they approved $300,000 in funding for 17

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Free public forum on threat of invasive mussels

Penticton Western News – April 15, 2017 The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society is hosting a free public forum on the threat of invasive mussels to B.C. The society said the arrival of zebra or quagga mussels in the

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Water quality improving

Castanet – April 15, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved $300,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley. “This year we saw a lot of very

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Okanagan Water Board announces funding for conservation projects

InfoNews.ca – April 14, 2017 Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has approved $300,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and improve the quality of water in the valley.  Directors approved the Water Conservation

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OBWB welcomes new provincial measures aimed at threat of mussel invasion

Osoyoos Times – April 11, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is welcoming significant new measures announced recently by the province to address the threat of invasive mussels to B.C. waterways. The B.C. government announced March 30 that it

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$300,000 to improve Okanagan water sources

OkanaganLife – April 7, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board has approved $300,000 in funding to 17 projects that will help conserve and improve the quality of water in the Okanagan Valley. “This year we saw a lot of very

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More to do in fight against invasive mussels says water board

Kelowna Capital News –  April 6, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board, which called last week’s announcement by Premier Christy Clark that the province is beefing up its measures to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. lakes and waterways a

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Lake protection welcomed

Castanet – April 1, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board is welcoming improved protection of B.C. waters from invasive mussels. “We have been working to raise awareness regarding invasive mussels since 2012,” said board chair Tracy Gray. “A lot of the

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Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province

December 19, 2016 – AM1150 Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province. LISTEN HERE:   Learn more about invasive zebra & quagga mussels, the risks to the Okanagan and

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New app could net you $2,000 reward for catching polluters and poachers in B.C.

December 15, 2016 – Mobile Syrup The B.C. Wildlife Federation has launched an iPhone app and accompanying website that allows concerned citizens to report illegal trash dumping, hunting and other environmental violations by snapping a picture and uploading it with

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Westward expansion of invasive mussels creeps closer to the Okanagan

December 15, 2016 – Global Okanagan

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Envisioning a resilient Okanagan

November 28, 2016 – InfoNews Kelowna The Okanagan Research Forum invites the community to listen to experts and take part in an open discussion about the future of the Okanagan landscape. Hosted by UBC Okanagan’s BRAES Institute and ICER Institute

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