Premier event for outdoor enthusiasts
promises high performance, huge crowds and amazing interactive
The Fred Hall Show – The Ultimate
Experience will feature nearly
600 exhibitors (almost 10,000 products), over 400 seminars,
and some of the most highly engaging, unique and interactive
family-fun entertainment and activities found anywhere in the
The Fred Hall Show-The Ultimate
Outdoor Experience is the premier outdoor recreation show featuring
the largest selection of the nation’s leading outdoor equipment
manufacturers. Tens of thousands passionate outdoor enthusiasts
make this show their annual celebration of the great outdoors
and the kickoff of the new season.
Long Beach Convention Center and
Arena: 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
VISUALS: Hundreds of high performance
boats, tow-boats, deck boats, pontoon boats and bow-riders will
join the greatest selection of fishing boats in the West.
• Interactive exhibits and demonstrations
• The first world’s record fish,
a 427-pound yellow fin tuna caught in December 2012
• 1,000-pound blue fin tuna caught
off the coast of Nova Scotia in November 2012
• Dave Marciano, captain of the
boat Hard Merchandise, in National Geographic’s popular fishing
reality series Wicked Tuna
• Jack Dagger-The King of Fling
• The Dock Dogs
• Kids Fish Free Trout Ponds
• The Great American Duck Races
• Scott Leysath-The Sporting Chef
• Archery Range/Air-gun range/Laser
• Giant casting arena
• Hunting dog seminars
• Saltwater and freshwater mobile
• Learn to Scuba Dive tank
Adults: $15, Seniors: (62 and over)
$14, Children 15 and under Free with a paid adult, Active Military
with ID Free.
Now available, the
new Davis Art Walk map is a comprehensive guide public art
that helps form the Davis Cultural Arts and Entertainment
It lists 23 public murals, 16 sculptures, and 15 galleries and museums
in downtown Davis and on the University of California, Davis campus.
The map was created by the Cultural Arts Action Committee and the
John Natsoulas Center for the Arts; sponsors include the City of
Davis, Davis Downtown, and the Yolo County Visitors Bureau.
Users can follow
the map to all of the artworks—identified by number, title, and
artist—by foot or on a bicycle. More importantly, the map includes
the remarkably innovative Transmedia Sculpture Walk, a first-in-the-nation
collection of interactive art, which is part of the burgeoning
Davis Cultural Art & Entertainment District.
Pooling their respective
resources, software developer and molecular biologist Dr. Monto
H. Kumagai, the Natsoulas Center, and more than 35 artists created
the Transmedia Sculpture Walk, an interactive audio tour featuring
the latest development in Radio Frequency Identification technology
RFID utilizes radio
waves to transfer data from electronic chips, called RFID tags (no
larger than a grain of rice and capable of storing up to 32 kilobytes
of data) to a "reader" for purposes of tracking, identifying, and
sharing valuable and engaging knowledge and aesthetic experiences.
The tags themselves—which include a transmitter and receiver for
sending and receiving (tagging) encoded messages—may be embedded
in sculptures and accessed by any NFC or RFID enabled cell phone.
Dr. Kumagai, a founder
of XtremeSignPost Inc., has developed this integrated system of
shared consumer experiences around his company’s U.S. patent (number
7843334) entitled, "Method to promote and distribute multimedia
content using radio frequency identification tags." The result is
a technology that provides a novel, interactive method for recording,
retrieving, and sharing experiences within a multimedia context.
On Friday March
8th in Davis, CA, at 4:30pm, the Natsoulas Center will launch
its first guided tour based on the new Davis Art Walk map, in conjunction
with the Art of Painting in the 21st Century Conference.
This free tour will be led by more than 10 of the finest painters
and muralists in the country throughout the downtown. Natsoulas
plans to coordinate group tours in the future and is organizing
a marketing effort to boost art-related visitation.
Now in its fourth year,the Art of Painting in the
21st Century is an annual conference geared toward nurturing
dialog on contemporary painting and the shared ideas that define
current trends in the field. Many painters work alone, an isolated
process that deprives the artist of thriving debate until the work
is shown. The conference provides a unique venue for artists to
participate in panel discussions and breakout groups and to attend
lectures by some of the most exciting visionaries in the field,
including F. Scott Hess, Kelly Detweiler, Glenn Brill, and John
Seed. Seven downtown Davis student exhibitions, curated by the instructors
of Northern California universities and colleges, are meant to encourage
youth participation and community involvement.
The intimate setting allows interaction with top artist in a way
not possible elsewhere. UC Davis, home to artists Roy de Forest,
Roland Peterson, Wayne Thiebaud, and Robert Arneson, was instrumental
in defining a new direction for a uniquely West Coast style. Nowhere
else in the country will the participant be able to interact and
discuss the purity of painting in one place. Meet face-to-face with
distinguished artists you might only read about; see and hear what
makes them the top of their field. No other conference lets the
participants discuss and comment on modern painting with such inspired
knowledge and insight.
The exhibitions begin the afternoon of March 8th, 2013, with opening
receptions at each of the locations in the evening. The majority
of the educational events will take place Saturday, March 9th, from
10am to 5pm, and are filled with panel discussions, lectures and
breakout groups intended for all conferees. The conference’s goal
is to gather artists from varying communities, allowing for open
interaction between young students and professionals in the field,
fostering the strong tradition of painting and culture in the Northern
“Imagine a modern
generation characterized by a rekindled interest in the arts, a
generation with one foot firmly planted in the door to the past
and one hand boldly thrust into the rapidly digitized future,” gallery
owner and Conference organizer John Natsoulas. “Davis is the first
city in the world to organize this unique collaboration of technology
and art, with an equally inspiring physical and digital presence,
which will entirely revolutionize the modern artistic experience.”
For more information
about the Davis Art Walk map, tours, and upcoming conference, call
the Natsoulas Center at (530) 756-3938, email
or visit www.natsoulas.com.
March 9, 2013, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum will celebrate
its 10th annual benefit to be held at the Museum
at 113 Harbor Way,
Santa Barbara. The theme, Harbor Treasures and Tastings,
focuses on the culinary delights of Santa Barbara and features
sample tastings from more than thirty of the finest purveyors of
wine, spirits, beer, and gourmet cuisine. Competing restaurants
will be awarded prizes by our Celebrity Judges James Sly, owner
and Chef of Sly’s Restaurant, Michael Hutchings, frequent guest
on Julia Child’s Cooking with Julia, and Michael Cervin,
wine, food, and travel writer for the Santa Barbara News Press.
Local purveyors include Chuck's Waterfront Grill, Marmalade Cafe',
Spices N Rice, Commercial Fishermen, and Olivos Del Mar.
This year the
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is honoring Thomas C. Parker, President
of the Hutton Parker Foundation. Long-time supporters of the Santa
Barbara Maritime Museum, the Hutton Parker Foundation provides organizational
sustainability to community-based nonprofit organizations throughout
Santa Barbara County.
live auction items include a private tour for four of the Reagan
Ranch, use of the Maritime Museum’s Fourth Floor for the Fourth
of July Fireworks, and private cruises aboard the Condor Express
and the Maritime Museum’s 95-year old flagship, Ranger.
Proceeds will help support the Maritime Museum’s educational and
curatorial programs. Each year up to 8,000 tri-county students visit
the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum to learn more about our local
maritime history and culture.
$100 per person for general admission, and include sample tastings
from over thirty restaurants and caterers, wineries, breweries,
and distilleries. VIP tickets are $200 per person, Patron tables
range from $1,800 to $5,000. Patron seating and VIP admission begins
at 5:00 p.m., and general admission is 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tickets are available at (805) 962-8404,
ext. 102,at email@example.com,
or through our website at www.sbmm.org.
Contact Greg Gorga, executive Director with questions at ext.103.
Costa Mesa, CA ---
A diverse line up of events
and festivals are slated during March in conjunction with the
Orange County Market Place, the weekend swap meet at the OC
Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. They include
the annual events: Spring Pet Days, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
& Green Festival, Easter Festival and Bugstock, a classic VW
Bug Car Show and Beatles Tribute concert presented by K-Earth
101 FM radio station.
Annual Spring Pet Days
kicks off the series as a two day event slated for
and 10 and features several nonprofit organizations
and specialty rescue centers with animals ready for adoption
along with displays and presentations on pet wellness, spay
and neuter information, training tips and various animal welfare
subjects. Pet product vendors are also included at the
event which runs in conjunction with the Market Place’s regular
operating hours of
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public may not bring their personal
pets to this event, with the exception of service dogs.
which includes swap meet entrance, is $2 or free with a donation
of two cans or one bag of unopened cat or dog food for local
animal shelters and rescue groups. For additional
information call 949-241-9625 or send email toOCPetDays@yahoo.com.
things green will share the spotlight during the
7th Annual St. Patrick’s
Day Celebration & GreenFestival
on Sunday, March 17 from
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Combining a bit o’ the Blarney spirit
and eco-friendly living, activities will range a broad spectrum
with everything from zero waste, composting, plastic
bag weaving to green food, Irish dancers and strolling leprechauns.
tie to the Emerald Isle is that Ireland was the first country
to take a strong stand against the use of plastic bags, and
develop a tax on them, which was in 2002. This resulted
in an almost immediate 94% drop in plastic bag use in Ireland
after the tax was effective and set the standard for other countries
to follow suit. Attendees are encouraged to bring and
donate their plastic bags to be used for crocheting purposes,
reusable bags and sleeping mats for the homeless.
Irish dance schools will take center stage with shows all day,
10 a.m. Nearly 100 dancers, many of them
world champions, will perform jigs, reels, and soft and hard
shoe numbers while donning their academy’s distinctive colorful
costumes. The Claddagh
School of Irish Dancing
from Lake Forest performs at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. followed
by the Aniar Academy of Irish Dance from Laguna Niguel
at Noon and
1 p.m. Butler-Fearon O’Connor School of Irish Dance
in Mission Viejo will round out the Festival dancing
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
of eco activities and educational opportunities will be presented
by Earth Resource Foundation, a Costa Mesanonprofit organization
that teaches people how to integrate environmental responsibility
where they live, work and play. Local high school and college
students will pair up with community groups and businesses to
present interactive displays, games, booths and mini stage presentations
covering a myriad of subjects.
food trucks Calbi BBQ, Crepes Bonaparte and Seabirds will be
offering special Irish and “green” food items. The Market
Place will offer green beer and lemonade along with green mint
information on the Earth Resource Foundation is available at
www.earthresource.org or by calling (949) 645-5163.
7th Annual Easter Festival,
which is traditionally held the Saturday before Easter Sunday,
will move to the week before and is set for
Sunday, March 24 from 9:30
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children can get ready for the
holiday with a free egg coloring kit offered to the first 500
kids in line for the Treasure Hunt which starts at 10 a.m.
Youngsters are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets
to participate in the hunt in which they will visit various
Market Place vendors and food operations for candy and treats
including plastic eggs, some with gold tickets hidden inside
to win giant Easter baskets.
your cameras for free photo opportunities with the Easter bunny
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Other free activities include face painting,
giant mural coloring, and the marionette puppet show Uncle Gus’
Puppet Carnival at 10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. presented by
Pullin’ Strings Puppet Productions of
K-EARTH 101′s Bugstock 2013 is Saturday,
March 30 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. and is one of the largest VW car shows and displays in
Southern California for VW Bugs, Buses, Ghias, Custom Vintage
VWs, and Dune Buggies. In addition there will be a Beatles
tribute concert by Hard Day’s Night at noon and 2 p.m. along
with a tie-dye booth, kids-zone, and vendor village. For more
information on this event including signing up for the car show
Registration fees apply to car show participation.
to all March events is included in the swap meet general admission,
which is $2. Children 12 and under are free.
Market Place will be closed Easter Sunday, March 31.
44th year, the Orange County Market Place operates
every weekend, except during the annual Orange County Fair,
from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nearly 1,000 vendors offer
a variety of products and services, as well as a fresh produce
area, used luxury car sales lot, home and garden center, hair
salons, a variety of food concessions, arts and crafts
and much more. More information is available at www.ocmarketplace.com
or by calling 949-723-6660.
The eighth annual Fashion Week El Paseo™
unfolds March 15-23, 2013 under the Big White Tent on Larkspur Lane
between El Paseo and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, California
-- the heart of Palm Desert's most celebrated shopping district:
Fashion Week El Paseo™ showcases
the newest collections by top designers as well as fresh ideas by
emerging designers. Produced by Palm Springs Life, it has
become one of the Coachella Valley's most popular events.
& Wine Festival Palm Desert will gather the brightest and most inspired
chefs from California for three extraordinary days of culinary and
wine tasting under The Big White Tent on Larkspur between El Paseo
and Shadow Mountain in Palm Desert, CA. This event will be uniquely
educational in focus, showcasing the Coachella Valley as a culinary
Join the Family Care Network as we celebrate our
10th annual Miracle Miles for Kids Walk/Run on
April 27th, 2013. Over the past ten years, race participants
and the community have come together for the foster and high-needs
children and families served by FCNI, cumulatively raising well
over $800,000 dollars in support. Join us this year as we race to
meet our goal of raising our 10 year total to $1 Million!
Together, we can truly be the difference in the lives of children
and families here on the Central Coast. It’s time to run for a reason.
MM4K’s 10k (6.2 miles) race course runs along the
water’s edge from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier, one of the most
beautiful stretches of beach in California. When participants cross
the finish line, they are treated to a post-race party with live
music, lunch, a diverse vendor fair, children’s activities and an
award ceremony. Additionally, every walker/runner receives a goody
bag filled with fun items and a 2013 Miracle Miles t-shirt! This
event has something for everyone—from the serious athlete trying
to beat their best personal time, to moms and dads looking for something
fun the whole family can enjoy. Visit mm4k.com to register and for
more information or feel free to call us at (805) 781-3535.”
19th annual “World’s Smallest” Air Show will
be held Saturday May 25 & Sunday May 26, 2013 from 8 AM until
2 PM. There will be ultralight, light sport, & general
aviation flying & static displays, RC airplanes, a rocket demonstration,
sky divers, & other events. Food & memorabilia will be
available. There will be activities for kids. Admission
& parking are free. Check our website
for directions. For more information, email
or call (661) 261-3216.
Week "Uncorked", will be held the
Wednesday & Thursday nights before the first
night of Restaurant Week, serving as the official event that "Uncorks"
During this two night culinary event of specialty dinners,
a limited number of participating restaurants will offer
specialty-themed dinners, where every course will
be paired with a different wine, beer, or spirit.
Mothers Polish Classic at Pismo Beach Classic & Street Rod Show,
June 14 – 16, 2013 is now approaching itʼs 28th year. The
is Central California’s finest seaside classic & street rod show.
The show is located in the beautiful downtown area of Pismo Beach
and on the pier. This 3 day event features over 900 show cars,
giant Budweiser Beer Garden by the beach, large name manufacturers
like Ford, GM, Mothers Polish, Sta-Bil, GEICO and more, over 120
vendors, cruise night Friday & Saturday, local merchant shopping,
opening night gala event, live music, celebrity appearances, giant
robots, Steak & Lobster Dinner on Saturday, live charity auction,
trophy presentation and approx. 175,000 people.
show comes each year on Fatherʼs Day weekend. This show is
open to all
years, makes, models of cars. Over 150 trophies are awarded each
year to car show participants. 20 cars are chosen for the
“Gold Class” each year. The Gold Class are hand picked and
compete for the Platinum Award.
show benefits the Folds of Honor Foundation, for more info visit
Cars & Vendors may REGISTER NOW at
or by phone at 909-307-2727 or fax your registration form in to
951-742-4624. Registration $65.00 thru Dec. 31, $80.00 Jan.
1 thru May 16, $100 May 17 thru June 9. Pre-Registration closes
June 9, 2013. Weekend of show registration $115.00.
All registrations include an event T-Shirt, Goodie Bag & Dash Plaque.
Hours: Friday / Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm.
We’ll see you in Pismo Beach!
Call Today For More Information - (866) 450-7469
Siskiyou Arts Council is hosting the 3rd annual Art on the Block,
with a new emphasis on exploring environmental awareness and
education through the arts. The event is scheduled on August
3, 2013 to coincide with the Mount Shasta Summit Century cycling
event, which takes place on August 4th. Art on the
will again be part of the Scott Valley Bank Summer Concert Series,
and will offer live music throughout the day, with a major evening
concert. Two other area events that typically take place close
to the first week in August are the State of Jefferson Brewfest,
and Shasta Taiko. Both events have undergone major changes and
will not be taking place during this time period.
would like to invite area artists to inquire about vendor opportunities,
and ideas for temporary art installations at the event. The
event will also feature a luthier's gathering (guitar builders),
and interested parties are invited to inquire. The event will
also feature competitions for junk art, recycled art, musical
instruments made of trash, and similar themes. Artists can visit
or call (530) 938-0130.
most unique swap meet, is a celebration of food, fun, value and
the entrepreneurial spirit. With some two million visitors each
year, the Orange County Market Place has grown to become the centerpiece
of the Orange County outdoor shopping experience.
Open Every Saturday and Sunday
(except Easter Sunday & during the Orange County Fair) from 7 am
to 4 pm at the
OC Fair & Events Center
88 Fair Drive - OC Fair & Event Center
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E),
the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), and California
to Take Precautions this Season
SACRAMENTO, Calif.– Outdoor recreationists should take serious precautions
against cold temperatures and swift currents when in or near waterthis spring. Despite this year’s below-normal
snowfall, the spring snowmelt can still result in swift and
cold river flows that can create treacherous conditions for all
recreationists – waders, swimmers, paddlers, boaters, anglers, and
even hikers cooling off at the water’s edge.
utility and state departments cautioned that even though the water
content of California’s mountain snowpack is near 40
percent of normal, there is still a significant amount of water
in the snowpack and it is rapidly melting as mid-spring temperatures
continue to warm. As
warmer weather and longer days accelerate melting snow in mountainous
regions, water temperatures will continue to drop and flows will
continue to rise in waterways and reservoirs, with some reservoirs
spilling and resulting in higher flows downstream.
planning outings near mountain streams, rivers and reservoirs need
to be vigilant and take appropriate safety measures,” said Debbie
Powell, director of PG&E’s hydro generation department. “Water flows
will fluctuate with the warming and cooling of the day so always
be prepared for a change in conditions.”
swimmers can get caught in swift river flows,” said DBW’s Acting
Director Lucia C. Becerra. “Stay safe by checking
conditions before taking a boating trip,
a life jacket, and avoid alcohol.”
is a wonderful time to visit our beautiful lakes and fast-moving
rivers,” said Ruth Coleman, director of California State Parks.
“But please read the safety tips in this water safety warning because
making a mistake could threaten the life of a loved one.”
Water safety tips:
Know the Water
immersion in cold water
can stimulate the “gasp reflex” causing an involuntary inhalation
of air or water. It can even trigger cardiac arrest, temporary paralysis,
hypothermia and drowning.
When faced with swift water, even the strongest swimmers
may be easily overwhelmed.
Cold water entering the ear canal can
cause vertigo and disorientation. This may confuse swimmers, causing
them to venture deeper into the water.
Know your limits
Swimming in open water is more difficult
than in a swimming pool – people tire more quickly and can get into
water causes impairment leading to fatalities. It reduces body heat
30 times faster than air does at the same temperature.
unseen obstacles can be lurking below the water’s surface. Swift
water can make these obstacles even more treacherous.
for inexperienced paddlers are recommended.
Wear a life jacket
Conditions change quickly in open water
and even the best swimmers can misjudge the water and their skills
when boating or swimming. Wearing a life jacket can increase survival
A life jacket can provide some thermal
protection against the onset of hypothermia and keep you afloat
until someone else can rescue you.
children in and around open bodies of water, giving them your
undivided attention. Appoint a designated “water watcher,” taking
turns with other adults.
Teach children that swimming in open water is
not the same as swimming in a pool: they need to be aware of
uneven surfaces, river currents, ocean undertow and changing
Know the Law
under 13must wear
a Coast Guard-approved
life jacket when on a moving vessel that is 26 feet or less in length.
Coast Guard-approved life jacket must be carried for each person
on board a boat. This includes rigid or inflatable paddlecraft.
Every person on board a personal watercraft
(popularly known as “jet skis”) and any person being towed behind
a vessel must wear a Coast Guard-approved life jacket.
It is against the law to operate a boat
or water ski with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent
or more. You can be arrested even when your BAC is less than 0.08
percent if conditions are deemed to be unsafe.
public access to California’s waterways and promotes on-the-water
safety to California’s more than four million motorized and non-motorized
boaters through programs funded by vessel registration fees, boating
fuel tax dollars and boating facility construction loan payments.
For more information, visit www.dbw.ca.gov.
State Parks manages 278 parks units in a system that contains 1.5
million acres, 300 miles of the California coastline, 640 miles
of lakefront and more than 300 miles of rivers. More than 65-million
people visited State Parks in 2010. For more information, visit
– California’s Department of Boating and Waterways
(DBW) and Coastal Commission’s Boating Clean and Green Program invite
boaters to become Dockwalkers.
Training is free and Dockwalking is a fantastic way to interact
with boaters to help keep California’s marinas, waterways, and ocean
clean and healthy.
“It is important for boaters to not only boat safely,
but to also implement clean boating practices,” stated DBW’s Acting
Director Lucia Becerra. “Safety and protecting the environment go
hand in hand.”
The Dockwalker Program educates boaters to be safe
and environmentally sound while boating in California through its
volunteer Dockwalkers. The volunteers are trained to conduct face-to-face
boater education and distribute boater kits with educational information
while visiting marinas, boat launch ramps, boat shows and events.
Hours spent training or educating the public qualify
as community service.
Marinas also benefit from the Dockwalker Program.
Involvement in this program provides marinas with the educational
materials and tools to operate a clean boating facility and minimize
water quality impacts.
Partnerships with the Santa Monica Bay Restoration
Foundation, the Keep the Delta Clean Program and many more organizations
have made this program successful. Since the year 2000, more than
600 volunteers have become Dockwalkers and more than 90,000 boater
kits have been distributed throughout California.
Recreational Boaters Encouraged to Boat Clean and Green
the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW), California
than four million motorized and non-motorized recreational boaters.
The negative impact that these boaters can have on California’s
marine environment and boating facilities, can be significant.
The good news
is that DBW provides a number of environmental services that boaters
can use to minimize their impact on the marine environment. Below
are some of these services:
Guide Book. The spread of
aquatic invasive species, such as quagga/zebra mussels, can
create havoc in the marine environment and damage motor boats.
Cleaning Guide Book was compiled specifically for boat owners
and watercraft users with general guidelines for all boaters
and a basic checklist for inspecting and cleaning boats and
recreational equipment for aquatic invasive species. There are
also additional inspection and cleaning checklists for specific
types of boats and equipment.
It is important for boaters to use
sewage pumpouts or
mobile-pumpout services to properly dispose of raw sewage.
In some areas, dumping raw sewage into waterways can be illegal.
Most importantly this practice can be unsafe for humans and
the marine environment. Plan ahead and find out where your nearest
pumpout station is located and how to properly use it.
Recycling Stations. Besides making
sure that you keep your trash on board, make sure to recycle
monofilament fishing line appropriately. Monofilament fishing
line can entangle and kill wildlife, and cause boat damage.
Fishing line is not biodegradable and can remain in the environment
for more than 600 years. Take advantage of shore-side facilities
to properly dispose of trash, or
recycle your fishing line.
a Vessel Properly. Proper disposal
of an unwanted vessel is a vital part of clean and responsible
boating. Because there are several environmental hazards associated
with old vessels, including used oil, solvents and used batteries,
it is important that all vessel owners properly dispose of their
vessels at the appropriate time. There are
several options for proper vessel disposal: Vessel Turn-In
Program, donating, recycling and dismantling.
Spill-proof oil changes with oil absorbent pads
and dispose of them and oil filters properly. Remember to never
use soap to disperse fuel and oil spills. It increases harm
to the environment and it is illegal. Also, remember to report
oil spills immediately to the
For more detailed information on these environmental
services and to find out about other resources visit
"Quagga and zebra mussels are a serious threat to our aquatic environment
and fisheries," Director of the Department of Fish and Game (DFG)
John McCamman said. "It's crucial that everyone who uses public
waters takes the time to make sure they're not moving these mussels
from place to place. It only takes a few mussels to infest an entire
waterway and destroy the ecosystem there."
What you can do to help prevent their spread in
California, visit the DFG Web site at www.dfg.ca.gov/invasives/quaggamussel.