Native Mussels - Clean Water Superstars

The diversity of native mussels in Vermont. Photo by Chris Fichtel, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

Every month, the Vermont's Clean Water Initiative Program highlights a "Clean Water Superstar", species that help keep waters swimmable, drinkable, and fishable. This month the spotlight is on mussels, the hardworking mollusks that filter algae, bacteria, and dead organic material out of the water. Click here below to read recent superstar write ups about native mussels and threats to their survival.