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The OBWB wants you to spread its ‘Don’t Move a Mussel’ campaign

As boats laden with invasive mussels continue to show up at BC’s border, the Okanagan Basin Water Board is calling on the province to beef up its inspection program. Corinne Jackson, the OBWB’s communication’s director, says the organization wants to

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Mussel trailer hits the road

June 2, 2016 – Castanet Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen board members have toured a new educational trailer, focused on invasive mussels. “The purpose of the trailer is to show people how the Okanagan would change if invasive species were to arrive,”

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Make Water Work in and around your own home

May 18, 2016 – Lake Country Calendar Twenty-eight years ago, when Rob Geier first planted the seeds for what would become a garden beautiful enough to join the Lake Country Garden Tour, there was plenty of grass around the perennial

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Water conservation message

May 13, 2016 – Penticton Western News Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents to change their water use habits and conserve water as the region — known as one of the driest in Canada —

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Make Water Work challenge

May 13, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News

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Okanagan residents challenged to use water wisely this summer

May 13, 2016 – Westside Weekly Mayors in the Okanagan are challenging each other, and the residents of their communities, to conserve water this spring and summer as part of the Valley-wide Make Water Work campaign. “Last year’s experience with

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Make Water Work plant collection gives residents drought resistant garden options

May 13, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News The Make Water Work challenge lays out several ways residents can conserve water with one community in the Okanagan being named water work champion. Go to makewaterwork.ca to take the challenge and to

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Local mayors urge residents to conserve water

May 13, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan gathered Wednesday to urge residents to change their water use habits and conserve water as the region known as one of the driest in Canada once again

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Record April heat shrinks snowpack

May 12, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier Record-breaking temperatures in April melted a lot of the snowpack for the Okanagan and boosted seasonal runoff. The Okanagan’s current average snowpack is 75 per cent of normal, down from 131 per cent

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Okanagan mayors want you to conserve water

May 12, 2016 – Kelowna Now The “Make Water Work” annual conservation campaign kicked off in the Okanagan on Wednesday morning. A group of mayors gathered to chat about the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) Okanagan WaterWise program. “We had

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Valley mayors urge conservation ahead of possible drought

May 11, 2016 – InfoNews.ca With possible drought looming, mayors from Osooyoos to Armstrong are urging valley residents to voluntarily begin conserving water ahead of normal watering restrictions. The signs are already here and the need to react early is

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Officials urge Okanagan residents to be ‘water wise’ this summer

May 11, 2016 – Global News Municipal leaders from around the Okanagan held a press conference Wednesday to urge their constituents to cut down on water use this summer. Specifically, leaders are asking Okanagan residents to go to the Make

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Mayors urge conservation

May 11, 2016 – Castanet Mayors and councillors from cities up and down the Valley gathered in Kelowna with a common message: conserve water. On the heels of last year’s drought and with the possibility of another bad summer ahead,

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Large snowpacks, early melt mean uncertain forecast

April 20, 2016 – Osoyoos Times With warm temperatures this spring, snowpack is melting faster than usual, but this year there’s more snow than last year at higher elevations. All that adds up to uncertainty among the experts as they

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Milfoil growing like a weed

April 20, 2016 – Castanet Bill Ferguson is fed up with the proliferation of noxious weeds around the front of his complex next to Gyro Beach on Watt Road. Ferguson says the nefarious Eurasian milfoil weed, abundant in parts of

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