|Invasive mussels on our doorstep
It is heartbreaking to learn that the terribly invasive and ecosystem altering zebra/quagga mussels have been detected in Montana. Although invasive mussels within a couple hours drive of Flathead Lake makes our task to protect our waters bigger, if we increase our efforts and we are vigilant, it will be possible to prevent an introduction here. And, it is definitely worth the cost, as the damage to our waters, recreation, and our economy would be dire.
The Flathead Lakers are working with our Aquatic Invasive Species partners to determine steps needed to respond to this threat. We will need your support for new legislation in the upcoming legislative session and for additional funding to prevent these invaders from spreading to Flathead Lake.
What can you do?
-Talk to your legislators: support a new plan and funding for Flathead watershed protection. Watch for more imformation from the Flathead Lakers and our partners.
-Join the Flathead Lakers' Aquatic Invasive Species advocacy group: contact Hilary Devlin at email@example.com or 883-1341.
-Make a special end of the year donation to the Flathead Lakers.
-Join us for Science on Tap January 3 at Flathead Lake Brewing Co. for an expert panel discussion on invasive mussels. Bring your questions!
-Participate in the volunteer dock and shoreline inspection day this spring.
-Remind your friends and guests to clean, drain and dry their boat every time they move it!