Quagga/Zebra Mussel News

  • November 15, 2021

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 Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 Friday, December 3. The webinar link will be emailed on December 6. The webinar will be recorded. Read 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 “Guidance for Developing a Dreissenid Mussel Prevention Program” (PDF) and “Recommended Minimum Dreissenid Mussel Early Detection Monitoring” (PDF) on our Quagga/Zebra Mussel Prevention Programs web page.

Categories: General
  • March 22, 2019

The following information is being forwarded on behalf of the California State Parks' Division of Boating and Waterways:


The 2018/19 Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program Webinar will take place: April 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The application window is: April 2, 2019 - May 10, 2019.

The Solicitation Notice, pre-registration for the On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) system, and other QZ Grant documents for the 18/19 Grant Cycle, are now available on the DBW website: link opens in new windowwww.dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant

Webinar: This Webinar is designed to give an overview of the QZ Grant Program, including eligibility requirements and information related to the utilization of the On-Line Grant Application (OLGA) system.

RSVP: Please RSVP by April 2, 2019, to QZGrant@parks.ca.gov with the following information:

  1. Name of Attendee(s)
  2. Agency
  3. Phone Number
  4. E-mail address
  5. Questions (submitting questions in advance is appreciated)

Preparation for the Webinar:
To get the most out of the Webinar, it is suggested that attendees do the following:

  • Pre-register for OLGA access following the OLGA Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Review grant information.
  • These documents are available at the DBW website: link opens in new windowwww.dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant

For questions regarding quagga/zebra mussel monitoring, or for prevention planning, contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at Invasives@wildlife.ca.gov or (866) 440-9530.

To receive future QZ Grant notices, visit the link opens in new windowQuagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Grant Program page. For more information: link opens in new windowwww.dbw.ca.gov/QZGrant; Email: QZGrant@parks.ca.gov; Phone: (888) 326-2821.

Categories: General
  • February 1, 2019

The Regional Watercraft Inspection and Decontamination Data Collection System is a data sharing application developed by Colorado Parks and Wildlife that can be used in conjunction with a quagga/zebra mussel prevention program. It is a free, customizable data collection solution for watercraft inspection and decontamination programs and is used in several western states.

Staff from Colorado Parks and Wildlife and California Department of Fish and Wildlife will cohost a webinar describing the system and its applications Friday, February 22, 2019 from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. (PST).

To register for the webinar please contact Rich Bireley at Richard.Bireley@wildlife.ca.gov for webinar information. If you are unable to participate on this date please contact Rich to be notified directly about additional webinars later this year.

Categories: General