Okanagan Basin Water Board opposes herbicide use

OSOYOOS TIMES, July 13, 2011: The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is asking a Washington state-based organization focused on weed control to reconsider its plans to use an aquatic herbicide to control milfoil in the U.S. portion of Osoyoos Lake.

In a letter written by OBWB chair Stu Wells to the Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board (OCNWCB) dated July 11, the OBWB requested that the OCNWCB not use such an herbicide to kill Eurasian watermilfoil in the part of the lake south of the international boundary. For the complete story: Osoyoos Times.

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