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By Willis Curdy
Missoula, Mont. 

Help prevent the spread of mussels


February 21, 2019

If zebra mussels are allowed to gain a foothold in Montana waters, it could cost Montanans hundreds of millions of dollars per year.

It might seem dramatic, but it’s true—certain invasive species of mussels could do a massive amount of damage to Montana lakes, rivers and water supply. If we don’t do anything about it, it’ll be Montanans footing the bill.

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation released a new report outlining the enormous economic damage to Montana’s economy if invasive mussels were allowed to proliferate in Montana waters.

The annual cost to...

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