Note: This is a guest post by Molly Sullivan, intern for the Washington Invasive Species Council
Keeping Washington free from these invaders is no easy task though. Much time and many resources have been used in this battle against the mussels! Various checkpoints for boats and decontamination stations have been set up around Washington by government agencies. But the most important line of defense is…YOU!
|Quagga mussels on a boat motor near Lake Mead (Allen Pleus - WDFW)|
More information on how to protect our waters from invasive aquatic hitchhikers can be found here:
Protect Your Waters - http://www.protectyourwaters.net/
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - http://www.fws.gov/invasives/what-you-can-do.html
WA Invasive Species Council - http://www.invasivespecies.wa.gov/
WA Invasive Species Education - http://www.wise.wa.gov/