The Citizens Protection of Water Committee in Cranberry Portage has a warning about the invasive species zebra mussels. The committee’s Ron Black says the can damage our lakes, they’re in southern Manitoba, they’re not here yet and can only get here on water related equipment. He explains every time they get their boat out of the water or if they go to another lake clean it, wash it off, dry bait wells and pull those drain plugs. He notes the province this year is starting to enforce the rules and set fines so if we are caught transporting our boat with our drain plug installed it’s a 237 dollar fine so pull the drain plugs, keep the boat dry and clean before it goes into another body of water, that’s our insurance against transporting the zebra mussels.
For more information on zebra mussels go online to www.manitoba.ca/stopais.