Okanagan water board looking for mussel funding in budget

February 14, 2016 – Penticton Western News

In advance of the provincial budget being released on Tuesday, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is throwing its support behind a proposal to help prevent the spread of invasive zebra and quagga mussels into B.C.

Provincial staff have recommended setting up eight fulltime inspection stations at key crossings for the 2016 boating season, including five along the Alberta border, and three along the Washington State border.

Corinne Jackson, communications director for the OBWB, notes that the proposal is consistent with what the water board has been requesting since 2012.

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