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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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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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Okanagan Basin Water Board launches “Have… The Talk” campaign in invasive mussel defence

August 10, 2016 – 101.5 EZ Rock Kelowna The Okanagan Basin Water Board is expanding its “Don’t Move a Mussel” campaign. Started in 2013, the campaign raises awareness about invasive zebra and quagga mussels and the importance of keeping them

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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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Mussel checks get support

July 22, 2016 – 107.5 KissFM A Vernon program to prevent invasive species from entering local waterways, could catch on in other Okanagan communities. RCMP volunteers are checking boats for zebra and quagga mussels during safety checks at Paddlewheel Park on weekends

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