Invasive zebra mussels are in lakes bordering Saskatchewan, which has government and parks services a little nervous.
Minister of Environment Scott Moe says after discussions with the Manitoba government, he was made aware the species has been spotted in Singush Lake, which sits in Duck Lake Provincial Park – hovering near the Saskatchewan border.
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Moe says a lot of the onus is on the residents both sides of the border, and beyond, to keep an eye on their watercraft and not spread the mussels around.
“This is just a good reminder for us ins Saskatchewan, in western Canada – and quite frankly, in North America to be vigilant with our watercraft,” said Moe. “When we are moving them from one body of water to another – whether we are crossing the border, or not.”
Moe says you face a fine of $500 if you are caught not cleaning off your craft before coming over the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.