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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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Mussel inspection training turns real when infested boat shows up

Kelowna, B.C. – Those attending an invasive mussel inspection workshop this week got more than expected when a boat carrying the concerning molluscs showed up for an actual inspection and decontamination. The workshop, held in Kelowna’s Cook Street Boat Launch

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Mussel-infested boat prompted official row at Osoyoos border crossing

Penticton Western News – October 10, 2014 Conservation officers were worried about the “optics” of allowing a boat carrying invasive mussels from the U.S. into the Okanagan earlier this year, according to newly released documents. What’s more, it was the

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Okanagan representatives to meet with province about invasive mussel threat

Osoyoos Times – September 24, 2014 The provincial government will be hearing from representatives of Okanagan regional districts and municipalities this week about the serious threat to local lakes posed by invasive mussels. A meeting is scheduled for Thursday with

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Okanagan representatives to meet with province about invasive mussel threat

Osoyoos Times – September 24, 2014 The provincial government will be hearing from representatives of Okanagan regional districts and municipalities this week about the serious threat to local lakes posed by invasive mussels. A meeting is scheduled for Thursday with

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CLSS encourages letter campaign to province to address invasive mussels

The Boundary Sentinel – September 19, 2014 Attached are the letter templates that the Okanagan Basin Water Board sent out. The RDKB did send a letter already back in April. The Okanagan Basin Water Board has sent the attached letters

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BC begins mussel inspections

Castanet – September 5, 2014 The provincial government recently announced they have stepped up inspection enforcement of boats possibly containing either zebra or quagga mussels. Authorities implemented a pilot inspection station earlier this month where they examined 132 boats and

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Water board wants quicker action against invasive mussels

Kelowna Capital News – August 8, 2014 With public support growing for action from senior levels of government on invasive mussels and now that Alberta now has inspection stations, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is asking senior levels of government:

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Demand Grows for Zebra Mussel Inspection Stations

Vernon Morning Star article – April 2, 2013 Both the federal and provincial governments should work together to establish mandatory inspection stations and a public education program about the invasive zebra and quagga mussels, according to the Regional District of

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