Osoyoos Lake Water Society hosting public education event on how to keep Osoyoos Lake free of Invasive Mussels

Castanet – August 17, 2022

Efforts to educate Osoyoos Lake users on how to keep it free of Invasive Mussels are continuing with a special public event from the Osoyoos Lake Water Society (OLWQS).

The society’s mandate to provide public education has led them to partner up with the BC Mussel Defence Program team and the Osoyoos District Museum and Archives Society.

The Inspection and Decontamination Demo for Invasive Mussels will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the Osoyoos District Museum Society building across from the Osoyoos Farmers’ Market on Main Street in Osoyoos.

“We have put together an amazing public event that will focus on preventing invasive aquatic species such as the Zebra and Quagga Mussels from taking a foothold in our precious Osoyoos Lake,” OLWQS President Birgit Arnstein said in a press release.

“Regardless of your watercraft connection to Osoyoos Lake, be it motorized or powered by nature or people, such as a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, sailboat, or even fishing gear such as bait buckets or waders, we are all responsible for NOT contaminating our lake with invasive species such as Zebra and Quagga mussels.”

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