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Lo­cal boa­ters and ca­noeists ta­king trips along the Ri­deau Ri­ver it­self will need to check for zebra mus­sels. Re­sults re­lea­sed from a 26-year stu­dy of the Ri­deau Ri­ver sys­tem show the in­va­sive spe­cies has “ta­ken over” the sys­tem, which is ideal for zebra mussel growth. There a few iso­la­ted areas left in the Ri­deau Ri­ver where na­tive mussel spe­cies still thrive. Anyone boa­ting the Ri­deau Ri­ver should clean the bot­toms of their ves­sels to prevent the spread of zebra mus­sels to other ri­ver sys­tems. – Gregg Cham­ber­lain

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