Quagga/Zebra Mussel News

  • November 16, 2020

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites water managers to attend an interactive webinar describing the content required in a Quagga/Zebra Mussel Prevention Plan and the resources available to those who manage waterbodies or recreation. The webinar will be December 3, 2020, 1:00-2:30 p.m. using Microsoft Teams (a phone number will be available for those without computer access). To register, send names and email addresses of attendees to Elizabeth Brusati, Elizabeth.Brusati@wildlife.ca.gov by December 1. The webinar link and phone number will be emailed on December 2. link opens in new windowRead the agenda here (PDF).

Topics will include:

  • Benefits of Investing in Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Mussels
  • Code and Regulations: What is Required of Water Managers
  • How to Prepare a Prevention Plan
  • CA State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program
  • How CDFW Regional Staff Can Help You

Before the webinar, we suggest attendees review link opens in new window“Guidance for Developing a Dreissenid Mussel Prevention Program” (PDF) and link opens in new window“Recommended Minimum Dreissenid Mussel Early Detection Monitoring” (PDF) on our Quagga/Zebra Mussel Prevention Programs web page.

Categories: General
  • September 14, 2020

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission:

Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination
Virtual Training Courses

Internet access with computer required for virtual trainings (Camera and mic) preferred.

Contact “Quagga D” for any questions, QuaggaDee@cox.net, (702) 236-3814.

Categories: General
  • February 1, 2019

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission:

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Watercraft Inspection Trainings (WIT I) Announcement

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission is sponsoring 2 one-day* (WIT I) Watercraft Inspection Trainings, hosted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Lake Mission Viejo Association.

Date: May 7 OR May 8, 2019*
Location: Lake Mission Viejo Association Club House, 22555 Olympiad Road, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Instructor: "Quagga D" Davis, PSMFC Training Contractor

The training will include:

  1. Introduction & overview of what other western states are doing to fight mussels
  2. Biology of quagga & zebra mussels
  3. Quagga & zebra mussel status, monitoring, prevention, and regulations in California
  4. Overview of decontamination, including when decontamination should occur
  5. >Watercraft risk assessment and inspection procedure (with practice)

Go to link opens in new tab or windowLevel 1 Inspector Training for more information. Logistics will be sent upon registration.

TO REGISTER: If you are interested in attending, please link opens in new tab or windowregister online. *This is a ONE-day training - Specify which date when registering. The registration deadline is April 8th - Space is limited! Don’t delay, save your spot today!!

COST: Training is provided free of charge to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses.

For Level 2 Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Training, please visit link opens in new tab or windowWIT II Schedule.

For any questions, please contact “Quagga D” Davis at (702) 236-3814 or quaggadee@cox.net.

Categories: General