A zebra mussel task force will soon make available to the public a draft report with its findings and recommendations in response to the discovery last fall of invasive zebra mussels in Lake Lillinonah and Lake Zoar.

Task force members were set last week to discuss the report with the public in meetings in Southbury and Danbury.

The draft report can be viewed at www.candlewoodlakeauthority.org.

Community residents have an opportunity to get involved on a local level through the state DEP's invasive investigator program, which provides invasive species training for volunteer boat launch inspectors.

Program participation for those under the age of 18 requires a parent or guardian to be present.

For more information or to register, call the Candlewood Lake Authority at 860-354-6928 or e-mail clainfo@earthlink.net.