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North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold organized the meeting that focussed on the dangers of quagga and zebra mussels.
The mussels can do tremendous damage to waterways and Arnold said they posed a serious threat to the Okanagan. “The big thing that needs to be done right now is education so we can prevent these invasive species from getting in to our lakes,” said Arnold, a Conservative, who sits on the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
The role of all levels of government in the battle was also discussed.