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Okanagan Water Board brings mussel-prevention proposal to B.C. Environment Minister

Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) directors, who were in Vancouver for the annual Union of BC Municipalities convention along with officials from the new B.C. government, took the opportunity to talk invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Several

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Council Presentation – May 11, 2017

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Okanagan Water Board directors return hopeful after mussel meeting in Ottawa

Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) directors are back from their invasive mussel meeting in Ottawa and are looking for significant movement from the federal government on this file. Directors were in our nation’s capital for the annual

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Flexing federal mussels

Castanet – May 11, 2017 While many people are worried at the moment about too much water in the Okanagan Valley, there are also concerns about the future of area lakes – in particular the threat of zebra and quagga

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DON’T MOVE A MUSSEL Boaters urged to protect waters as mussels move closer to B.C.

Suncruiser West Coast – May 1, 2017 Beautiful warm waters. Hot sandy beaches. Great fishing. The lure of the lakes. It’s what the Okanagan is known for. Now imagine not being able to launch your boat because your favourite spot

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Mussel sniffing dogs

Castanet – April 16, 2017 The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society is hosting a free public forum on invasive mussels this month in Penticton Among the speakers are Stephanie Hester, coordinator of the Montana Invasive Species Council, who will talk

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Free public forum on threat of invasive mussels

Penticton Western News – April 15, 2017 The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society is hosting a free public forum on the threat of invasive mussels to B.C. The society said the arrival of zebra or quagga mussels in the

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OBWB welcomes new provincial measures aimed at threat of mussel invasion

Osoyoos Times – April 11, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is welcoming significant new measures announced recently by the province to address the threat of invasive mussels to B.C. waterways. The B.C. government announced March 30 that it

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More to do in fight against invasive mussels says water board

Kelowna Capital News –  April 6, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board, which called last week’s announcement by Premier Christy Clark that the province is beefing up its measures to keep invasive mussels out of B.C. lakes and waterways a

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Lake protection welcomed

Castanet – April 1, 2017 The Okanagan Basin Water Board is welcoming improved protection of B.C. waters from invasive mussels. “We have been working to raise awareness regarding invasive mussels since 2012,” said board chair Tracy Gray. “A lot of the

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Okanagan Water Board applauds BC mussel prevention program expansion

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) welcomes the B.C. government’s announcement today which will significantly improve protection of provincial waters from invasive zebra and quagga mussels. “We were very pleased to be at today’s announcement,” said OBWB

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With B.C. budget announcement on the way – Okanagan pushes province to make invasive mussels a priority

Kelowna, B.C. – As the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) watches the fall-out of the discovery of invasive mussels in Montana, only a few hours’ drive from B.C., and with news that the B.C. Government is getting ready to announce

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Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province

December 19, 2016 – AM1150 Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province. LISTEN HERE:   Learn more about invasive zebra & quagga mussels, the risks to the Okanagan and

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Okanagan renews call for stronger mussel defence with key Pacific NW ally, Montana, now infested

Kelowna, B.C. – With news that the Pacific Northwest’s Perimeter Defence is breached with invasive mussels now discovered in Montana, and with that state’s recent declaration of a statewide Natural Resource Emergency, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is once again

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Westward expansion of invasive mussels creeps closer to the Okanagan

December 15, 2016 – Global Okanagan

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