Limiting the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species


Project Year:

2012


Project Budget:

$15,890


WCQI Grant:

$9,940

Organization:  Glenmore Ellison Improvement District

Project Description:

The purpose of this project was to raise awareness among Okanagan local governments, water suppliers and the public about the imminent environmental and economic damage that will be done by aquatic invasive species when they arrive, and what we can do to protect our Okanagan lakes, streams and domestic water infrastructure.

In collaboration with RDCO and regional experts, Larratt Aquatic provided a concise report detailing the current spread, most probable vectors, decontamination protocols, and criteria for limiting their impact on water suppliers. The report covered findings on the length of time these invasive species can survive on boat equipment and what decontamination protocol would be effective in the Okanagan.

This project supported larger valley-wide and provincial efforts to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species, with a special focus on Zebra and Quagga mussels.

The full report is available here: geid_ais.pdf


Filed under: WCQI Projects > Education – Water Quality