OBWB appeals to new federal government for help to keep invasive mussels out of Pacific Northwest

January 20, 2016

January 20, 2016 – Osoyoos Times

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is appealing to the new federal government to step up efforts to prevent the spread of invasive mussels to the Okanagan and the Pacific Northwest. Doug Findlater, OBWB chair, sent a letter last week to three federal cabinet ministers warning them that the cost of an invasion by zebra and quagga mussels in the Pacific Northwest would be $5 billion per year.

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