Additional cash pumped into mussels fight

March 30, 2016 – Vernon Morning Star

Efforts to prevent a potential invasion of the Okanagan are getting a cash infusion.

The provincial government has announced that an extra $2 million will go towards eight permanent inspection stations along B.C. borders to try and stop the arrival of invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

“It’s a big step in combatting the possible invasion of mussels,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA, as he stood along Okanagan Lake, at Kin Beach, Wednesday.

“This enhances the pilot program we started last year.”

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