Provincial funding for invasive mussel control a good start

Infotel – April 13, 2015

The province is recognizing the need to invest in the control of invasive zebra and quagga mussels. The Okanagan Basin Water Board was pleased to see the province step up with improved protections for zebra and quagga mussels in the Okanagan Valley in late March.

The province is providing $1.3 million in funding over a two year period, beginning this month. Three units of two-person trained auxiliary conservation officer crews equipped to decontaminate mussel-fouled boats will tour around the province. The officers will also respond to problem boats discovered by Canadian Border Services agents.

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