Citizens for Protecting Our Northern Waterways Inc.
We are a coalition of local citizen and business volunteers committed to the protection of our pristine waterways in Northern Manitoba
our focus is on preventing the spread of invasive zebra mussels which can be transported to lakes and other waters by boats and other watercraft that have been in waters infected with zebra mussels
the spread of zebra mussels, and other aquatic invasive species (AIS), can be prevented
please explore our website to learn more and what you can do to help
What We Do
Awareness and Outreach
Our group works to prepare and distribute helpful information on the threat and potential impact of zebra mussels to our waters. We hold community meetings, host workshops and attend various community events . If you are interested in having us attend a community event please contact us
We work closely with the Aquatic Invasive Species Unit of the Manitoba Government to help prevent the spread of Zebra Mussels and other Aquatic Invasive Species.
To learn more about the government AIS program click here
About Zebra Mussels
Zebra mussels are an Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). They are not native to North America. Once established, they cannot be eradicated and the impacts are not good – for our economy or the environment.
changes to the aquatic ecosystem occur and have serious implications to water clarity, plant communities and fish species
adult zebra mussels attach to hard surfaces and accumulate to significant numbers which can impede the water flow of intake pipes for municipal and single home/cottage water supplies.
Questions or Comments ?
Call: 1-204-923-0017 - or -
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Citizens for Protecting
Northern Waterways Inc.
Manitoba, R0B 0H0