The boat launch at Riding Mountain National Park has been closed by Parks Canada until 2024, following the discovery of zebra mussels at Boat Cove.

The announcement comes after Parks Canada received test results from water samples gathered from Clear Lake throughout this past summer.

The results have revealed the presence of environmental DNA (eDNA) for zebra mussels at Boat Cove. Parks Canada has stated that they are working with partner organizations to analyze these results and will release more information that will be shared when it is available.

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