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Okanagan mayors gather & encourage water conservation in face of weather extremes

Kelowna, B.C. – As flooding issues remain top of mind in the Okanagan, we are reminded of the extreme weather events seen in our valley and the need for all of us to do our part and prepare. Okanagan mayors

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Okanagan Water Board directors return hopeful after mussel meeting in Ottawa

Kelowna, B.C. – Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) directors are back from their invasive mussel meeting in Ottawa and are looking for significant movement from the federal government on this file. Directors were in our nation’s capital for the annual

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Okanagan celebrates Canada Water Week with film, contest, panel… & closer look at (waste)ing water

Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program have lined up a number of events to celebrate UN World Water Day and Canada Water Week (March 19-25), including a special screening of the award-winning

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Rain barrels making a SPLASH in the Central Okanagan

Live in the Central Okanagan? The Okanagan Basin Water Board and its Okanagan WaterWise program are pleased to, once again,  partner with the Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Waste Reduction Office and offer rain barrels for sale – only $75!

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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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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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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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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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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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Museum to look at water

September 15, 2016 – Kelowna Daily Courier Water in the Okanagan will be the focus of an exhibition opening next month at the Okanagan Heritage Museum. With droughts in the news in recent years and restoration efforts underway on local

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Residents urged to ‘have the talk’ about invasive mussels

August 11, 2016 – Osoyoos Times Have you had “the talk”? While many parents worry about how to have “the talk” with their children about sex, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is encouraging residents to have “the talk” with

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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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