A quagga mussel. Wikimedia.org
A $10.2 million plan to keep invasive zebra and quagga mussels out of Montana waterways is getting underway. And this comes alongside some new regulations to help prevent their spread; such as doubling the amount of inspection stations on roads leading into state (the mussels commonly attach to the hulls of watercraft).
And local taxpayers support the plan. "You know, you have to spend the money to make sure none of those species got in here and destroy our lakes and streams," said Helena resident Von Wiederrich. "It would probably be a good idea."
To learn more about Montana's Mussel Response team, check out the article here or through the link below.