The Candlewood Lake Authority has announced that more than 20 signs warning boaters about the threat of zebra mussels, a prolific invasive species recently discovered in nearby Lakes Lillinonah and Zoar, have been installed at boat launch sites on Candlewood Lake.

All five municipal boat launches on the lake -- New Milford, Sherman, Danbury, Brookfield and New Fairfield -- and several of those at private communities, including the Holiday Point Association in Sherman, Holywyle Park Association and Candlewood Knolls in New Fairfield, and Candlewood Shores of Brookfield, now have the warning signs installed.

Signs are also being installed at the lake's commercial marinas and the two state boat launches at Lattins Cove and Squantz Pond.

Similar signs are also being created for the state boat launches at nearby Lakes Lillinonah and Zoar and will be installed there shortly.

The CLA is making similar but smaller warning signs available at no cost to all private communities and others on Candlewood Lake with boat launches.

Anyone wishing to obtain a 12x18-inch zebra mussel alert sign should contact Mark Howarth at the CLA at 860-354-6928.