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PO Box 978
781 Marine Park Dr NE
Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P1
Toll Free: 1-888-248-2773
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Eurasian Water Milfoil was first located in the Shuswap Lake system in August of 1981 near the Government boat launch in Sicamous. Over the last three decades, milfoil has colonized throughout Shuswap Lake as well as Little Shuswap Lake, Mara Lake and the Shuswap River. The largest infestation is located in the Salmon Arm Bay.
Fortunately, the Shuswaps are not yet as badly infested as other lakes in BC; in many cases you may not even be aware of any milfoil plants in the area. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District is working hard to see that it stays that way. The efforts of this program have been successful in reducing the impact of Eurasian Water Milfoil in the Shuswap - in particular, higher elevation lakes such as White Lake.
For more information on the milfoil control program, contact
Hamish Kassa, Environment Services Co-ordinator
Environment & Engineering Services
Direct Line (250) 833-5942
Fax (250) 832-8165