Mussels scare water board

Castanet – March 20, 2014

Members of the Okanagan Basin Water Board are calling it a very close call. They are concerned with the news that a boat, covered with invasive mussels, was stopped at the Osoyoos border crossing.

“I think that we dodged a bullet. I think the people who are at the border crossing and conservation officers did a really excellent job of responding to the situation,” says Anna Warwick Sears, executive director for the OBWB.

“The guy who was transporting the boat was cooperative, but it points to the fact that we need to get better prepared and that these boats are going to be coming to the Okanagan and we need to figure out how to anticipate that.”

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