Water Board responds to BC announcement on mussel funding

July 10, 2015

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is pleased to see action on invasive mussels increased in the province, and has some recommendations on the strategy. This, following news from the B.C. Government that Columbia Basin Trust is helping ramp up efforts by doubling down on the roving inspection stations currently provided by the province, increasing numbers from three to six.

“This is generally very good news. Inspection and decontamination in the Kootenays helps protect the Okanagan,” says OBWB Executive Director Anna Warwick Sears. “That being said, the OBWB would prefer the province ensure the most defensive, conservative approach possible, with a minimum of five permanent inspection stations at major highway crossings on the B.C.-Alberta border.”

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