OCCP is restoring lakeshore ecosystems, also you'll find out how you can help return salmon to Okanagan rivers, and tips to garden greener.
The Okanagan is a buzz this time of year with rivers running, flowers blooming, and many species of animals returning! In this month's eNews learn about how OCCP is restoring lakeshore ecosystems, also you'll find out how you can help return salmon to Okanagan rivers, and tips to garden greener.
Restoring Lakeshore Ecosystems
Fresh water and natural landscapes make the Okanagan great!
However, our lakes and surrounding natural areas are facing challenges, one being significant damage to the shoreline ecosystems caused by flooding. Damage caused by flooding strains sensitive lake ecosystems,destroys habitat, and has a detrimental effect on the health of our lakes.
As part of the protecting the shoreline of Okanagan Lakeshore Living project, last month OCCP supported on-the-ground habitat restoration activities on Bertram Creek in Kelowna.
Restoration work will protect riparian and shoreline habitat and includes interpretive signage about lakeshore protection. Keep reading.
Join members of the Syilx/Okanagan Nation and students from local schools for the ceremonial release of 10,000 Okanagan Sockeye Salmon fry. May 2, 2019 from 9:30 am - 2:00 pm at the Penticton Channel and En'owkin Centre in Penticton. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate. Keep Reading
Green Okanaganhas rounded up some simple yet effective ways to garden while minimizing your environmental impact - helping to preserve soil health and adding food for wild pollinators. Keep Reading
Find out about upcoming local events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities.Keep Reading
Find out about available funding opportunities supporting conservation and community efforts.Keep Reading
"The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, are all dependent on other forms of life. We need to give them more space so that the natural world can continue providing for us."