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Residents urged to ‘have the talk’ about invasive mussels

August 11, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Have you had “the talk”? While many parents worry about how to have “the talk” with their children about sex, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is encouraging residents to have “the talk” with

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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

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Water board seeks public help to stop invasive mussels

August 10, 2016 – Global Okanagan Many Okanagan residents are well aware of the potential risks posed by invasive mussels. The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) estimates if the non-native zebra or quagga mussels spread to our region, it would

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Time for ‘the talk’ about invasive mussels in B.C. lakes says Okanagan Basin Water Board

August 20, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News The Okanagan Basin Water Board is enlisting the public’s help to fight the spread of invasive zebra and quagga mussels into the area lakes. A new part of its Don’t Move A Mussel

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The OBWB wants you to spread its “Don’t move a mussel” campaign

August 10, 2016 – KelownaNow As boats laden with invasive mussels continue to show up at BC’s border, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is calling on the province to beef up its inspection program. Corinne Jackson, the OBWB’s communication’s director,

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Mussel campaign expands

August 10, 2016 – KissFM The “Don’t Move a Mussel” campaign has been expanded. Corrine Jackson from the Okanagan Basin Water Board says the three year old program aimed at preventing invasive mussels from entering BC waterways, is now looking

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Fight against mussels escalates in the Okanagan

August 10, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star More muscles are being added to the fight against mussels. The Okanagan Basin Water Board is expanding its campaign to prevent quagga and zebra mussels from arriving in local lakes. “As we see

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Don’t move a mussel

August 10, 2016 – Castanet The Okanagan Basin Water Board has been working diligently since 2013 to keep invasive mussels out of Okanagan Lake, and while staff have been successful so far, they are now reaching out for the public’s help

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Current invasive mussel inspections insufficient, says Okanagan Basin Water Board

August 10, 2016 – InfoNews.ca A form of Russian Roulette is how the Okanagan Basin Water Board chairman Doug Findlater describes current efforts to monitor for invasive quagga and zebra mussels. “The inspection stations are only open ten hours a

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Mobile quagga and zebra mussel prevention trailer takes to the road

June 30, 2016 – Peachland View The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS) is taking to the road in their newly constructed, educational, trailer. This highly visual addition to the existing aquatic invaders prevention program was made possible by

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Mussel searches find contaminated boats, prompting calls for stronger inspection program

June 22, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Provincial inspections for invasive mussels that started April 1 are finding a disturbing number of suspect and contaminated boats coming to the Okanagan. This has prompted the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) to call

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Okanagan water board: not enough being done to stop mussels

June 10, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News The Okanagan Basin Water Board is calling for a stronger inspection program to keep invasive mussels out B.C. waterways. Provincial mussel inspection stations only opened April 1, but already the stats show the

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More muscle need in fight against mussels

June 10, 2016 – Global Okanagan It’s a good effort but not good enough. That’s the position of the Okanagan Basin Water Board regarding provincial government initiatives to prevent invasive zebra and quagga mussels from entering BC waterways. The OBWB

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Federal government proposes new measures to fight AIS

Lake Country Calendar – January 7, 2015 Several constituents, led by the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s “Don’t Move a Mussel” campaign, have written to me asking the federal government to move forward with the provinces and territories to ensure our

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New measures to fight AIS

Lake Country Calendar – December 24, 2014 Several constituents, led by the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s “Don’t Move a Mussel” campaign, have written to me asking the federal government to move forward with the provinces and territories to ensure our

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