Consumers interested in maintaining water quality in Okanagan

It was very encouraging to see so much public dialogue among several environmentally-focused groups at Gyro Park following the Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta parade. OASISS, (Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society); OBWB (Okanagan Basin Water Board) and their "Don't...

OLWQS showcases pontoon boat in Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta parade

David Smith, a director with OLWQS got the crowds attention during the Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta that has been a hallmark of July 1 festivities for the past 70 years! Specials thanks to Collision Craft for pulling our newly renovated watercraft. This summer we will be...

Oasiss visits OLWQS pontoon boat used to measure water quality

Great to Have James Olson (centre) from OASISS (Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society) visit our pontoon boat while we waited for the 2018 Osoyoos Cherry Fiesta parade to begin. Giving James the onboard tour of our water quality measurement watercraft was...

Yellow Street ‘Art’ in Osoyoos

All photo credits: Neil Bousquet  As part of its mission to create awareness about protecting our beautiful Osoyoos Lake, the OLWQS today painted 120+ yellow fish silhouettes next to storm drains to remind people NOT TO POLLUTE. And, a loud shout out to Birgit...

OLWQS research vessel is prepped for operation this summer

It took a lot of 'elbow grease' and patience to get the OLWQS' research boat cleaned up and ready for another season of water testing on Osoyoos Lake. Special thanks to Birgit Arnstein, Bob Sherwood and Iain Fraser who scrubbed, cleaned and pressure washed the hulls....

Students help cleans shores of Osoyoos Lake

Today was a great day for picking up garbage along the downtown shores of Osoyoos Lake.   Organized by the OLWQS, more than 50 Osoyoos elementary school kids received first-hand experience volunteering their time to remove refuse from the shores of Osoyoos Lake.  ...