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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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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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Centennial celebration for Summerland Ornamental Gardens

July 12, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News This weekend, there is a big celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of Summerland Ornamental Gardens. I’m excited to be participating in the celebrations as a tour guide in the

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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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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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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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Lake, drought in focus

March 21, 2016 – Castanet A renowned expert on water will team up with UBC Okanagan, Tuesday, on World Water Day. The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Okanagan WaterWise program and the Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystem Services at

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Spring brings out the gardeners

March 17, 2016 – Kelowna Capital News Spring is here—the daylight hours are rapidly increasing and gardeners are eagerly puttering outside. Some, like me, lose track of time so dinner is eaten later with every lengthening day. After last year’s

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Fall landscape changes make water work

October 4, 2015 – Vernon Morning Star

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FEATURE – Barry Paull: Turf thirsty turf and replace with drought-tolerant material

October 2, 2015 – Kelowna Capital News

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Make Water Work: time to turf the turf

October 2, 2015 – Lake Country Calendar

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Fall is the time to turf the turf and Make Water Work

October 2, 2015 – Kelowna Capital News

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Fall: a great time to turf that thirsty turf

October 1, 2015 – Keremeos Review

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Fall: time to replace water-hungry turf with drought-tolerant seed

October 1, 2015 – Peachland View

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