Rototilling ban will stay says province

Osoyoos Times – August 1, 2019

Despite opposition from the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB), the province says it won’t remove milfoil control restrictions on Okanagan lakes, including Osoyoos Lake.

In a letter to the Regional District of Central Okanagan presented at the district’s July 29 meeting, Gerry MacDougall, regional executive director of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, said that restrictions on rototilling milfoil in areas that are known habitats of Rocky Mountain ridged mussels, classified as at-risk, will remain.

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