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Okanagan Water Board applauds BC mussel prevention program expansion

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) welcomes the B.C. government’s announcement today which will significantly improve protection of provincial waters from invasive zebra and quagga mussels. “We were very pleased to be at today’s announcement,” said OBWB

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Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province

December 19, 2016 – AM1150 Mussels in Montana prompt Okanagan Basin Water Board to renew calls for stronger prevention by feds and province. LISTEN HERE:   Learn more about invasive zebra & quagga mussels, the risks to the Okanagan and

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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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Westward expansion of invasive mussels creeps closer to the Okanagan

December 15, 2016 – Global Okanagan

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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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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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Board Report – November

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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Luck with rains and prudent water management prevented repeat of 2015 droughts this year

September 27, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Despite some worries at the start of the summer, water managers dodged a bullet this year thanks to June and July rainfall. As September draws to a close, local water users are now safely

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Need some accountability

September 21, 2016 – Oliver Chronicle While the bass are exchanging high-fives amidst all that extra milfoil in Vaseux Lake, the same can’t be said about the residents. The lake is a real mess, overgrown with algae and weeds, which

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Kelowna museum explores the meaning of water

September 16, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News What does water mean to you? Life-sustaining, thirst quenching, essential; water is precious for all living beings. And water certainly is a hot topic in the Okanagan. With concerns about water supply on

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Creek made fish-friendly

September 16, 2016 – Castanet It’s been years of planning and fundraising, since 2002 work was underway to provide flood-protection and environmental benefits to Mission Creek. The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative was launched in 2008 to address declining fish stocks

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Peachland wins Okanagan Make Water Work competition

September 16, 2016 – Peachland View Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin is just flush. The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) held its Annual General Meeting at the Laurel Packinghouse in Kelowna last week. The theme this year, “A Watershed in the

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