Okanagan board supports inspection stations to stop spread of invasive mussels

February 12, 2016 – Vancouver Sun

The Okanagan Basin Water Board wants the B.C. government set up eight inspection stations along the Alberta and Washington state borders to stop the spread of invasive zebra and quagga mussels into the province.

In a letter to Environment Minister Mary Polak and Finance Minister Mike de Jong supporting ministry staff recommendations for the eight inspection stations, board chair Doug Findlater said the province has conservatively estimated that an infestation of invasive mussels could cost B.C. $43 million per year.

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