Okanagan renews call for stronger mussel defence with key Pacific NW ally, Montana, now infested

Kelowna, B.C. – With news that the Pacific Northwest’s Perimeter Defence is breached with invasive mussels now discovered in Montana, and with that state’s recent declaration of a statewide Natural Resource Emergency, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is once again urging the federal and B.C. governments to step up their zebra and quagga mussel defences.

“We wish to again express our deep concern that not enough action is being taken to prevent invasive mussels from spreading within the Pacific Northwest,” states a letter from OBWB Chair Doug Findlater to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (who is also Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs) and several ministers.

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