Kelowna, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications to its 2014 Water Conservation and Quality Improvement (WCQI) Grant Program.
The program, in its ninth year, has $300,000 available for projects that conserve water or improve its quality. Eligible recipients include Okanagan non-profit community groups, local governments, and improvement districts. Successful applicants can receive up to $30,000 for their project.
“Over the last 40 years, the Okanagan has become a leader at addressing water issues, but we still see areas for improvement.” Says Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director of the Water Board. “Our annual inflow of water to Okanagan Lake is hugely variable. Both flood and drought conditions can come with a host of quality problems, which is why supporting community-based projects is important for managing the quality and quantity of our water.”