Residents urged to spread word about danger posed by mussels

August 10, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier

Okanagan residents need to step up and warn visitors about the risk of spreading invasive mussels to our lakes, says the Okanagan Basin Water Board.

In 2013, the board launched an awareness campaign concerning the threat of invasive zebra and quagga mussels in the Valley.

“According to B.C.’s mussel inspectors, the Okanagan has the highest level of awareness of anywhere in B.C.,” said OBWB chair Doug Findlater, the mayor of West Kelowna.

The program is now expanding to encourage residents to talk with out-of-town guests about invasive mussels.

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