Milfoil attack launched on Vaseux Lake

August 9, 2022

Penticton Herald – August 9, 2022

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Invasive weeds that have become established in Vaseux Lake are now getting their first trim in more than 30 years.

In a press release issued Tuesday, the Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association praised the Okanagan Basin Water Board and Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen for their efforts in getting permission from senior governments to run the milfoil harvester.

“A founding premise for the establishment of the Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association in 2017 was to improve water quality and fish habitat by removing the infestation of milfoil, which is an invasive species in lakes throughout North America that contributes to declining water quality and plant diversity,” said chair Norm Gaumont in the release.