Invasive mussels back in Okanagan group’s cross-hairs

Penticton Western News – February 13, 2014

B.C. should take a page out of Idaho’s playbook if it wants to block the spread of invasive mussels into the Okanagan lake system, according to the agency tasked with protecting local waters.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has also renewed calls for the federal government to draw up new regulations that would make it illegal to transport invasive species, such as thumbnail-sized zebra and quagga mussels, across the Canada-U.S. border.

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