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As Okanagan prepares for future droughts, Osoyoos couple clinches $6000 grand prize to WaterWise their yard

Kelowna, B.C. – As people start turning off their outdoor taps and irrigation systems get blown out, the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program is winding up its Make Water Work campaign for another year. But not before announcing

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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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Chasing that Make Water Work championship

July 14, 2016 – Peachland View I hope everyone is having a great summer so far. The fluctuating temperatures and extraordinary heavy bursts of rainfall have been a challenge. At times, you may not know whether to take out your

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Learn to be more water-wise, in Kelowna

July 1, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News Are you thinking of making changes so your landscape will be more water-wise? Then I invite you to join me for a free talk about xeriscape/water-wise gardening Thursday, July 7, 7 p.m., at

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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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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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Warm spring, early fire season, prompts Okanagan mayors to gather & urge water conservation

Kelowna, B.C. – On the heels of last summer’s extreme drought, and with the possibility of another one this summer, valley mayors gathered this morning to challenge each other and their residents to conserve water in what is known as

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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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