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Invasive Species

December 9, 2019

Winter checklist to help stop the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) threaten Manitoba’s waters. Species such as zebra mussels can cause major negative economic, environmental and social impacts to water-users such as boaters, fishers, recreational water-users and industry. Click the link below to see winter tips from the Wildlife and Fisheries Branch Winter AIS Checklist March 2019

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April 23, 2019

Invasive Species Awareness Week – April 22-28

The Manitoba government has proclaimed April 22 to 28 Invasive Species Awareness Week, and is continuing efforts to make the public aware of the negative effects invasive species can have on our environment, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced today. “We all have a role to play in protecting this beautiful province and we have […]

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June 7, 2018 ,

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive forest-pest is a wood-boring beetle that has been found in Quebec and part of Ontario, as well as throughout the eastern United States, and has now been found in Winnipeg.  The EAB attacks and kills all species of ash trees, and is most commonly spread through […]

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April 6, 2018 ,

Keep Zebra Mussels out of the Whiteshell

The Department of Sustainable Development provides information on how to protect our lakes from Zebra Mussels. Visit their site at http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/stopais/zebra_mussel.html Click Here for the Zebra Mussel Fact Sheet We MUST do our part to raise awareness to stop the spread.        

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June 6, 2017 ,

Response from Minister Cox – Zebra Mussels

Today, the WCA received a response  from the Department of Sustainable Development to the May 23rd letter regarding Zebra Mussels sent  from Ronald Smith, WCA President.  Refer to https://whiteshellcottagers.com/whiteshell_news/letter-to-minister-cox-regarding-zebra-mussel-threat/ Click below to see the response from James Duncan, Director, Wildlife and Fisheries Branch on behalf of Minister Cox. SDEVM17-00817 – RONALD SMITH – FINAL LETTER  

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May 23, 2017 , ,

Letter To Minister Cox Regarding Zebra Mussel Threat

The attached letter was sent by the WCA on May 23rd to Minister Cathy Cox regarding WCA concern for Zebra Mussel infestation….with copy to Premier Brian Pallister. Click to see a larger image  

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January 19, 2016 , ,

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

An aquatic invasive species (AIS) can either live in freshwater or marine environments. The majority of the species of concern to Manitoba, such as Zebra and Quagga mussels, Spiny Waterflea, Rusty Crayfish and Asian Carp are freshwater species. Manitoba currently has 15 aquatic invasive species.

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