Shuswap Watershed Council
New — SWC Annual Report!
It's here! See a wrap-up of the past year in our 2020-2021 Annual Highlights Report.
You Can Help Stop the Spread of Invasives.
You can find the 2021 meeting schedule, and the agenda and agenda packages for upcoming meetings as they become available — as well as materials, meeting highlights and summaries of past meetings — on the meetings page.
KEEP THE SHUSWAP FREE OF INVASIVE MUSSELS
The Shuswap is at risk of being invaded by aquatic invasive mussels. It sounds like a science fiction flick, doesn’t it? It’s not – it’s a very real threat, and we all need to do our part to prevent it.
If you are coming to BC with a watercraft, you MUST stop at watercraft inspection stations on your route.
Whether you're a visitor or a resident, and whether you’re boating, paddling or fishing, you have a role to play keeping invasive mussels away. Here's what you need to do.
ALERT! INVASIVE CLAMS
Invasive clams (Corbicula fluminea) have been discovered in Shuswap Lake at Sunnybrae and Canoe. These clams are not native to the lake system, are invasive and can be damaging if populations are dense enough.
Unfortunately, there is no treatment to get rid of the clams — everyone must focus on preventing their spread. It is very important that you clean, drain, dry your watercraft and gear every time you leave the water, and always stop for watercraft inspection when you travel.
SWC STRATEGIC PLAN
The SWC has completed a new five-year strategic plan, to take effect on April 1, 2021.
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Water quality emergencies such as spills, pollution, algae bloom sightings and the suspected presence of invasive zebra and quagga mussels should be reported to the Report All Poachers and Polluters Hotline.