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Questions on new B.C. groundwater regulations prompt Okanagan Water Board to help local well-owners

Kelowna, B.C. – There has been some confusion about what new B.C. groundwater regulations – part of the recently introduced Water Sustainability Act – mean for residents who have a well. In response, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has

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Board Report – February

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Update #1 – January 2017

Okanagan snow packs are below average. As of January 22, the Mission Creek snow pillow was 70% of normal, and Brenda Mines was 64% of normal. Long-term weather forecasts continue to predict above normal precipitation and below normal temperatures for

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Okanagan renews call for stronger mussel defence with key Pacific NW ally, Montana, now infested

Kelowna, B.C. – With news that the Pacific Northwest’s Perimeter Defence is breached with invasive mussels now discovered in Montana, and with that state’s recent declaration of a statewide Natural Resource Emergency, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is once again

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New app could net you $2,000 reward for catching polluters and poachers in B.C.

December 15, 2016 – Mobile Syrup The B.C. Wildlife Federation has launched an iPhone app and accompanying website that allows concerned citizens to report illegal trash dumping, hunting and other environmental violations by snapping a picture and uploading it with

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Board Report – December

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s monthly Board Report provides highlights from this week’s Board of Directors meeting. The monthly report provides up-to-date information about the activities, projects, and policies of the Water Board. Please feel free to share widely! Board

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Update #5 – December 2016

    National Weather Service (US) predicts below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/predictions/long_range/seasonal.php?lead=3

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Envisioning a resilient Okanagan

November 28, 2016 – InfoNews Kelowna The Okanagan Research Forum invites the community to listen to experts and take part in an open discussion about the future of the Okanagan landscape. Hosted by UBC Okanagan’s BRAES Institute and ICER Institute

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New conservation app targets polluters and poachers

November 28, 2016 – 250 News The BC Wildlife Federation has announced a free new app aimed at targeting polluters and poachers in this province.conservation-app Available to iPhone users (an android version is in the works), the app makes it

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Poachers, dumpers targeted

November 28, 2016 – Castanet hose wanting to help stamp out poachers and polluters have a new weapon. The BC Wildlife Federation released an iPhone app that lets users take geo-referenced, time-stamped pictures or videos to report illegal activity in

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Reporting poachers, backwoods garbage dumpers made easy with B.C. Wildlife Federation phone app

November 28, 2016 – InfoTel The B.C. Wildlife Federation has launched a UBC Okanagan-designed app that makes it easier for outdoor enthusiasts to report infractions. Users of the Conservation App use their cell phones to take geo-referenced, time-stamped photos or

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Drought Triggers Workshop – November 16, 2016

A workshop was held on November 16, 2016 to obtain input Proposed Drought Trigger Guidelines for the Okanagan Mainstem Lakes and River. The draft guidelines were developed by a technical team of lake management, hydrology, water supply, and fisheries experts

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Tips to reduce exposures to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Resources about environmental chemicals

Check out these tips from Glenys Webster, PhD. UBC Dialogues Okanagan, Kelowna BC, Nov 17, 2016 on reducing exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDC) and resources about environmental chemicals. Follow this link to learn more about EDC

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OBWB again offering grants for water conservation and quality improvement projects in Okanagan

November 23, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Do you have a project idea that will conserve or improve water quality in the Okanagan Valley and benefit the valley as a whole? The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is now accepting applications

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Okanagan Water Board opens door on water conservation & quality improvement program

Have a project idea that will conserve or improve water quality in the Okanagan and benefit the valley as a whole, recognizing we are all part of ‘One valley. One water.’? The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications

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