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 cost the Okanagan more than $40-million annually.

However, preventing the mussels from being introduced to Okanagan lakes requires the cooperation of locals and tourists alike.

That’s why the OBWB is asking Okanagan residents to be proactive about taking precautions to help keep the mussels out of British Columbia.

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