Join us in May for the Flathead Lake Mussel Walk!

Early detection of invasive mussels is paramount to preventing an infestation. Once mussels are established, it is impossible to get rid of them.  Join our community effort to keep a watchful eye on Flathead Lake and watershed.

2019 Flathead Lake Mussel Walk
Flathead Lake State Park: West Shore Unit, Lakeside, May 1
Flathead Lake Biological Station, Yellow Bay, May 2
Salish Point, Polson, May 3
Flathead Lake State Park: Wayfarers Unit, Bigfork, May 17
Whitefish City Beach, May 24

The community mussel walk begins at 9:00 with educational activities and mussel detecting dog demo, followed by the mussel walk and beach clean-up, finishing by 11:00. Our community mussel walks are open to the public, and local middle school students will be attending.

Inspect your dock * Walk your shoreline  
Participate in the Online Mussel Walk Challenge
Can’t make it to a community mussel walk? Do your own walk and inspection along your favorite Flathead Lake shoreline and report back to us easily online. We provide information on how to conduct your own mussel walk and identify mussels. You can then upload your information, your location, a geo-tagged picture, and what you found to participate in this watershed-wide effort.  Participate or learn more here!