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February 7, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier

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Mission Creek restoration project begins Monday in Kelowna

October 28, 2015 – InfoTel News

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Okanagan Wetlands Benefit From Funds and Strong Partnerships

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) held a joint news conference today at Fascieux Creek Wetland in Kelowna, welcoming new funding from Environment Canada towards Phase 2 of the Okanagan Wetlands Strategy

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$100,000 Funding Announced for Okanagan Wetlands

Kelowna Now – November 7, 2014 Environment Canada is funding two years of wetland restoration and rehabilitation in the Okanagan.    

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Okanagan Wetlands get $100,000 in funding

Global Okanagan – November 7, 2014 Thanks to Environment Canada, Okanagan Wetlands took in $100,000 for the second phase of their strategy. The announcement on Friday came from the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA).

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Restoration project launched for McLauchlan Lake, above Peachland

Kelowna Capital News – October 29, 2014 The first wetland restoration is underway as a result of the Okanagan Wetland Strategy. The last posts to fence off McLachlan Lake or Slough, as it is colloquially referred to by those who

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Okanagan Wetlands Strategy

The Okanagan Wetlands Strategy is a three-phase effort to re-establish wetland ecosystems. Wetlands are areas that hold water either temporarily or permanently. Some types of wetlands are sloughs, ponds, marshes, swamps and bogs. They are rare habitats in the dry


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Okanagan: Three wetland restoration initiatives set to motion

Kelowna Capital News – September 12, 2014 The Okanagan Wetlands Strategy the Okanagan Basin Water Board is overseeing will foster three projects intended to improve or restore wetlands before March, members of the Water Stewardship Council were told Thursday. It’s

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Project Manager – Okanagan Wetlands Strategy Phase II

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is seeking a contractor to provide Project Management services (2.5 days/week – flexible schedule) with a strong wetlands background for community stewardship, extension, and support for the Okanagan Wetland Strategy – Phase II project.

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Okanagan Wetlands Strategy completes phase one

Kelowna Capital News – April 23, 2014 The Central Okanagan has some of the better protections for wetlands in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys, according to work done during the first phase of the Okanagan Wetlands Strategy. The strategy is

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Wetland loss blamed for most endangered species in Okanagan

Kelowna Capital News – December 4, 2013 The Okanagan Wetlands Strategy currently underway is a great start to turning around the trend of wetland devastation in the valley, according to locally-born ecologist, bird biologist and nature writer Dick Cannings. He

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Plan in works to bring back wetlands

Daily Courier – November 28, 2013

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Open House to save Okanagan Wetlands

AM1150 – November 27, 2013

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Okanagan Wetlands Strategy – Workshop November 28

DID YOU KNOW…more than 85% of the Okanagan’s wetlands & natural riparian areas are gone? And, the remaining areas are at risk of loss. We are developing an Okanagan Wetlands Strategy in partnership with BC Wildlife Federation and Regional District of Central

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Snow is moving so get ready

Kelowna Capital News – November 15, 2013

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