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Milfoil a growing concern this summer due to freezing, flooding

Kelowna, B.C. – After a cold winter and wet spring in the Okanagan, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is getting ready for a significant bloom of invasive milfoil in valley lakes this summer. “In a normal year, spring runoff

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Milfoil growing like a weed

April 20, 2016 – Castanet Bill Ferguson is fed up with the proliferation of noxious weeds around the front of his complex next to Gyro Beach on Watt Road. Ferguson says the nefarious Eurasian milfoil weed, abundant in parts of

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Early start for milfoil in Okanagan causing trouble

June 20, 2015 – Kelowna Capital News

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Milfoil blooms early

June 17, 2015 – Vernon Morning Star

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Invasive species costly to environment

Castanet  – February 25, 2014 Invasive species are sadly not new to Okanagan-Coquihalla. Cattle Ranchers have battled with the loss of valuable grazing lands on account of invasive weeds as much as fruit growers and farmers know the frustration of

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Agreement with province clears way for milfoil control

Penticton Western News – July 30, 2013 With the associated regulatory mess squared away, work can begin to mow down an invasive species that’s made a home in local lakes. Each summer, specially equipped boats set out on Okanagan lakes

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5-year go-ahead is an important step – Osoyoos Mayor Stu Wells

Osoyoos Daily News – July 20, 2013 Working with the Province of B.C, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has been given a five-year agreement for milfoil control on Okanagan Lakes, ensuring improved work flow for the program.

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Water board given 5-year go-ahead for Okanagan milfoil control

Osoyoos Daily News – July 18, 2013 Working with the province of B.C., the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has been given a five-year agreement for milfoil control on Okanagan Lakes, ensuring improved work flow for the program.

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Water board gets OK for new milfoil plan

Daily Courier – July 18, 2013 The Okanagan Basin Water Board has been given the go ahead for a new plan to control milfoil.

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Water Board Given 5-Year Go-Ahead for Okanagan Milfoil Control

Working with the Province of B.C., the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has been  given a five-year  agreement for milfoil control on Okanagan Lakes, ensuring improved work flow for the program. The OBWB has been responsible for  control of invasive

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Water board given five year go-ahead for Okanagan milfoil control

InfoTel Multimeda – July 17, 2013 Kelowna, BC – Working with the Province of BC, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has been given a five-year agreement for milfoil control on Okanagan Lakes, ensuring improved work flow for the program.

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Eurasian Watermilfoil

Reports: BC Ministry of Environment, Land and Parks – December 1991 Evaluation of the Socio-Economic Benefits of the Okanagan Valley Eurasian Watermilfoil Control Program (2MB PDF) Web Links: Eurasian watermilfoil in British Columbia Eurasian watermilfoil in Canada Eurasian watermilfoil distribution


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Council backs milfoil control

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What We Do

The current Eurasian watermilfoil control program, methods, machinery and techniques were developed by the BC Ministry of Environment in cooperation with OBWB staff. Several factors were considered during program development, including environmental concerns, public acceptability of control methods, effectiveness of


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About Eurasian Watermilfoil

Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) is a rooted submersed plant inhabiting the shallow waters of lakes in British Columbia and other parts of North America. The species is said to have been introduced from Eurasia in the late nineteenth century, likely


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