Categories: HomeHome2News

Funding approved for conservation projects in South Okanagan and Similkameen

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen has approved funding of $221,382 for nine conservation projects.

These include three new projects and six continuing multi-use proposals.

The board received a total of 12 proposals for $244,889 from the South Okanagan Conservation Fund. Three were not recommended for funding.

READ ALSO: Okanagan woman honoured for her dedication to conservation and the environment

READ ALSO: Volunteer to help save the burrowing owl in the South Okanagan

The new projects include a Trout Creek river restoration initiative, under the Okanagan Nation Alliance, worth $59,231; managing at-risk wildlife and habitats at work and at play, through the Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance, worth $8,000 and a workshop for technology transfer of yellow flag iris control techniques, under the Nature Trust of British Columbia, for $3,150.

Continuing projects are the South Okanagan bat habitat conservation project, with the Bat Education and Ecological Protection Society, for $9,893; invasive plant management on the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s South Okanagan Conservation Areas, for $15,000, the k’emcenitkw Floodplain Re-engagement Construction, under the Okanagan Nation Alliance, worth $26,917; conserving South Okanagan habitats through an invasive-free certification program, under the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society, worth $20,144; Love Your Lakes personalized shoreline assessments and restoration demonstration sites, under the Southern Interior Land Trust, worth $39,047 and the habitat stewardship and enhancement in the South Okanagan, under the Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship Society, worth $40,000.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

John Arendt

Leave a Comment
Share
Published by
John Arendt
Tags: Conservation

Recent Posts

WATCH: Unmasked Okanagan woman allegedly spits on employee, drops his phone

Penticton RCMP are looking for the woman who was refused service for not wearing a…

8 mins ago

Trial dates set for two alleged Kelowna Hells Angels associates

Jason Townsend and Colin Michael Bayley will each stand trial on separate matters in May…

33 mins ago

Heiltsuk man files human rights complaint against Vancouver police, BMO after bank arrest

Pair remains distraught after employee falsely reports fraud in progress leading to their arrest

1 hour ago

Co-founder of viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge dies at 37

Pat Quinn was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, in…

1 hour ago

Exclusion of mental health as grounds for assisted death is likely temporary: Lametti

Senators also suggested the exclusion renders the bill unconstitutional

1 hour ago

Business is booming for HVAC companies as commercial buildings see pandemic upgrades

‘The demand right now is very high. People are putting their health and safety ahead…

1 hour ago