Moose Mountain Provincial Park

Zebra Mussels Threat at Kenosee Lake

Kenosee Lake and surrounding areas are currently at high risk for aquatic invasive species, specifically Zebra and Quagga Mussels. The mussels have already spread to neighbouring provinces and states, and are virtually impossible to eradicate once they arrive.

  • Once introduced and established, zebra and quagga mussels can spread rapidly- with one female producing up to a million eggs per year.
  • Invasive mussels can disrupt natural food chains, create toxic algae blooms that kill fish and birds, decrease property values, and reduce recreational enjoyment of natural areas.

How can you help prevent aquatic invasive species?

  • Report any suspect invasive species to the nearest Ministry of Environment office or call the Park Watch at 1-800-667-1788
  • Clean, Drain, and Dry your boat following the appropriate protocol.

If your boat or watercraft has been out of province this year, please consult the Park Watch at 1-800-667-1788 before going in the water.

Dated: Jun 19, 2017

Category: Water System