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Public Input regarding Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel

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The deadline for public input on the proposed federal listing of the Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel (RMRM) as endangered under the Species at Risk Act is Wednesday, NOVEMBER 30, 2011

At last month’s OBWB Board Meeting, directors passed two motions related to this issue.

“THAT the Okanagan Basin Water Board send a letter to Fisheries and Oceans Canada, along with all other agencies involved and our Okanagan political representatives, recommending against the Species At Risk Act “Endangered” listing of the Rocky Mountain ridged mussel, because of potentially high economic impacts on local governments, potential restrictions on Eurasian watermilfoil control, and potential restrictions on lake level management reducing the flexibility to respond to drought and climate change.” 

"THAT the Okanagan Basin Water Board urge Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Government of Canada to take immediate action against the spread of zebra and quagga mussels into Okanagan lakes.”

We are aware of some municipalities who have provided comment on the listing.  We encourage other communities who have not already done so, and members of the public who wish to weigh in on the listing, to provide their comments by the Nov. 30 deadline. Comments should be provided at: 
or sent by e-mail to

For more information, a memo regarding the proposed listing prepared by OBWB Executive Director Anna Warwick Sears for the Board of Directors, which also includes background information provided by Department of Fisheries and Oceans, is available on request:

Corinne Jackson
Communications and Research Coordinator
Okanagan Basin Water Board
1450 KLO Road, Kelowna  BC  V1W 3Z4
(T) 250.469.6271
(C) 250.718.7249

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