The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has created a new granting program to fund invasive mussel monitoring in British Columbia’s lakes and rivers.
Zebra (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) mussels are two freshwater invasive species that are not currently found in BC, but pose significant environmental and economic risks if introduced. You can read more about the potential impacts of these invasive species here.
This new program will provide grants to organizations for sampling BC lakes and rivers to test for the presence of zebra and quagga mussels.
Application information is available here.
This program is made possible by a $450,000 contribution from BC’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (ENV).
Download the Invasive Mussel Lake Monitoring Grants brochure.