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Okanagan residents commit to conservation – win WaterWise yard prizes

Okanagan Valley, B.C. – The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program has wrapped up its valley-wide outdoor residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work” for another year with the awarding of prizes. As part of the

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Okanagan mayors trade gavel for gardening gloves & encourage water conservation

Kelowna, B.C. – As Okanagan communities deal with flooding and record-breaking temperatures, and as talk turns to the possibility of another drought this year, the valley’s mayors gathered today at the UnH20 Gardens to talk water conservation. The gathering comes

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Rain barrels aid in conservation of water

Kelowna Daily Courier – April 22, 2018 Shannon Weys believes having a rail barrel will help her make better use of her now forgotten backyard. The Kelowna woman was among hundreds of residents who bought rain barrels and composters uring

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Rain barrels, compost bins popular on Earth Day in Kelowna

Kelowna Capital News – April 22, 2018 Judging by the long lineup of cars long before the gates even opened on Earth Day 2018, water conservation is an important environmental issue for many Kelowna residents. In just under 90 minutes

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Save water, buy a rain barrel

Kelowna Capital News – April 3, 2018 Purchase a rain barrel this season to support Earth Day. The Regional Waste Reduction Office in partnership with the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s (OBWB) Okanagan WaterWise program will be hosting a one-day-only composter

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The xeriscape way – Making changes in the garden

Kelowna Capital News – March 25, 2018 Spring officially arrived this week. Eager gardeners may finally be able to garden without the threat of yet another snowfall. After last year’s intense heat and drought, many people are making changes to

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WaterWise winner

Kelowna Daily Courier – September 25, 2017 Participating in the Okanagan Basin Water Board’s Make Water Work conservation campaign paid of for one Kelowna resident.

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As summer of wacky weather comes to close in Okanagan, WaterWise residents recognized

Kelowna, B.C. – As summer draws to a close, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program begin to wrap up their valley-wide residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work.” As part of the annual campaign, Okanagan

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WaterWise residents recognized by Okanagan Basin Water Board

Kelowna Now – September 22, 2017 As summer draws to a close, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and its Okanagan WaterWise program begin to wrap up their valley-wide residential water conservation campaign “Make Water Work.” As part of the

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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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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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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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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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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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