Vernon Morning Star – March 20, 2014
The Okanagan escaped a close call with an invasive species that has devastated ecosystems across North America.
On March 12, a Canada Customs official at the Osoyoos border crossing stopped a vehicle pulling a boat from Texas. It was headed for moorage in Okanagan Lake and it was infested with what was believed to be zebra or quagga mussels.
“It’s because of the awareness raised by the Okanagan Basin Water Board that the customs officer acted,” said Juliette Cunningham, an OBWB director.
Also published on March 20, 2014:
“Breaking News – Quagga Mussel Scare”
- Read full article: http://www.keremeosreview.com/breaking_news/251222431.html
“Okanagan waterways spared devastating mussel infestation thanks to one careful look”
- Read full article: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Okanagan+waterways+spared+devastating+mussel+infestation/9640355/story.html
CBC – Daybreak South
“Agents catch Zebra mussels at Osoyoos border”
- Listen to audio
- Read full article: http://www.cbc.ca/daybreaksouth/2014/03/20/agents-catch-zebra-mussels-at-osoyoos-border/
“Mussels almost make their way into Okanagan Lake”
- Read full article here: http://globalnews.ca/news/1219071/mussels-almost-make-their-way-into-okanagan-lake/
“Infested ‘mussel’ boat”
- Read full article here: http://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton-S-Okanagan/111380/Mussel-infested-boat-found