Castanet – March 22, 2019
Friday is World Water Day, and the Okanagan Basin Water Board is celebrating by launching its 7th annual youth challenge inviting young people to be climate heroes.
The City of Penticton, City of Kelowna and the City of Vernon are all partners with the water board’s challenge, which aims to promote various activities for kids both in and out of classrooms to teach them about climate change and how they can have a positive effect on the environment.
“We are all witnessing and living the effects of climate change, right here in our own valley,” noted OBWB Communications Director Corinne Jackson.
“Young people are increasingly aware of the extreme weather events we are experiencing, from historic flooding that threaten homes and close beaches, to repeated droughts that require conservation to ensure enough water for food production and returning salmon.”