Vandalism to Okanagan Milfoil Machine Puts Breaks on Weed Control Efforts

Kelowna, B.C. – With only weeks left to rototill milfoil in Osoyoos Lake before winter freeze-up, vandalism and theft from one of the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) machines has effectively stopped efforts to control the invasive weed in the South Okanagan Lake.

“It’s really unfortunate,” said OBWB Office and Projects Manager James Littley. “The Water Board is already limited by environmental work windows and has added extra operator hours, during the work time available, to try and remove as much milfoil as possible.  All of this is in an effort to ensure we have less of the troublesome weed in the lake for the upcoming summer and tourist season.”

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