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Native mussel species crimping Okanagan milfoil control plans

Vernon Morning Star – April 7, 2019 A native mussel species is creating challenges to keep the milfoil weed under control. Director Bob Fleming told the Regional District of North Okanagan board April 3 that the provincial government is reluctant

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Some Okanagan beaches left in the weeds because of protected mussels

CBC News – April 6, 2019 You may notice more weeds at some Okanagan beaches this summer since the Okanagan Basin Water Board doesn’t have a permit to rototill in areas where Rocky Mountain Ridged Musselshave been discovered. For the past 40 years, it

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Restrictions on Okanagan milfoil control to protect mussels could hurt beaches

Global News – March 20, 2019 Efforts to protect an endangered species are impacting work to keep Okanagan beaches weed-free. Invasive milfoil is regularly cleared from Okanagan lakes, especially in areas popular with visitors and locals. However, increased efforts to

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