Stable mussel funds sought

Vernon Morning Star – April 5, 2016

Victoria is under pressure to ensure efforts to stop mussels don’t collapse.

The Okanagan Basin Water Board will write the provincial government demanding that there is longterm, permanent funding for border stations inspecting boats for quagga and zebra mussels.

“We want stable funding to establish this as a core program,” said chairperson Doug Findlater at OBWB’s meeting in Coldstream Tuesday.

The provincial government recently announced an extra $2 million for eight permanent inspection stations along B.C. borders to try and stop the arrival of invasive mussels.

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