Mussel Prevention Grant Available, Popeye Sniffs 300+ Boats

Dear Mussel Prevention Partners:

If you have not already heard, the Division of Boating and Waterways has released its mussel prevention grant application.  Learn more about the application process here.  The Sonoma County Water Agency is coordinating an application for mussel prevention inspections at both Lake Sonoma and Lake Mendocino.  It is our goal to apply and receive funding to help kick-off mandatory inspections by summer 2015; if not sooner.  Speaking of summer, it is almost over and that means Popeye was a busy dog!  Popeye, the mussel-sniffing dog, sniffed over 300 boats at Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma this summer.  No mussels were found. Read an article about Popeye and our prevention efforts here.

We thank you for your continued mussel prevention efforts.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Brad Sherwood
Community & Government Affairs Manager
Sonoma County Water Agency