As we start a new year and make plans for the year ahead, it is a good time to reflect back on the successes of the past year.
In this eNews edition we reflect on 2019, share how we're partnering with others to protect kɬúsx̌nítkw (Okanagan Lake), also you'll learn the ethics of wildlife photography.

Reflecting back on the success of 2019

With the new year upon us, we'd like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our partners, funding supporters, community members, and readers for your continued support and for helping us keep nature in our future

2019 marks the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program’s (OCCP) 11th year supporting collaboration for conservation. The OCCP model continues to be effective in building partnerships,
sharing resources, and delivering on the Okanagan Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. 

It is an exciting time for the OCCP. The Action Teams have undertaken research to protect water quality and environmental values for our large lakes, created outdoor educational programs in partnership with local teachers and school boards, and established local government land use policies to protect wildlife corridors and biodiversity. Keep reading.
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Partnering to Protect 
kɬúsx̌nítkw (Okanagan Lake)

The Okanagan Lake Protection - Responsibility Planning Initiative, a partnership project with the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program (SOSCP), and the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is aimed at identifying policies, regulations, and processes to enhance shoreline management for water source and natural areas protection for kɬúsx̌nítkw (Okanagan Lake). Keep Reading

Ethics of Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be difficult and expensive. Now, new technology means almost everyone has a camera in their pocket and this explosion of inexperienced wildlife photographers can end up having a negative impact on wildlife. The Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society share tips for ethical wildlife photography and viewing: Keep Reading

Upcoming Events

Find out about upcoming local events, workshops, and volunteer opportunities. Keep Reading
Feb 26 Building Community Resilience in a Changing Climate 

Funding Opportunities

Find out about available funding opportunities supporting conservation and community efforts. Keep Reading
EcoAction Community Funding Program Due March 30, 2020

"Local sustainability strategies are going to be core to implementing the global agenda. Really what we need is collective action"
– Amelia Clarke – 
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