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 campaign is asking locals to “have a talk”with friends and relatives come here brings watercraft used in other parts of Canada and U.S.

“We know that it isn’t always easy to have such a conversation, encouraging people to be good stewards of our waters,” said Corinne Jackson, OBWB’s communications director, responsible for Okanagan Water Wise and the Don’t Move A Mussel campaign. “But if you love our lakes, it’s OK to have the talk. We need people to understand that the best way to prevent the spread is to clean, drain and dry their watercraft, (and fishing gear and water toys). We need people to understand the importance of stopping at roadside inspection stations.”

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