Public talk on invasive quagga mussel set for Feb. 3 at SCC

Scottsdale Community College‘s Center for Native and Urban Wildlife is teaming with the East Maricopa Natural Resource Conservation District to host a conservation workshop and public discussion on the invasive quagga mussel and how to combat it.

The discussion, which is free to attend and open to the public, will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the school’s Turquoise Room. Representatives from Salt River Project and the Arizona Game & Fish Department will be on hand to share information.

According to Arizona Game & Fish, quagga mussels were first found in Arizona in Lake Mead in January 2007. Since being discovered, these prolific invaders colonize rapidly on hard surfaces and can ruin boat motors and clog water intake structures, such as pipes and screens, according to a press release.

The Turquoise Room at Scottsdale Community College is located 9000 E. Chaparral Road in Scottsdale.

For more information, contact Thomas Krebs at thomas.kreps@srpmic-nsn.gov or John Weser at john.weser@scottsdalecc.edu.

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