Young minds show keen interest in invasive species & clean water

At the 2019 Cherry Fiesta/Canada Day celebrations, it was incredibly inspiring to us to see so many young people and their families taking an interest in learning more about INVASIVE SPECIES #OASISS(Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society) and about...

OLWQS unveils ‘new’ research boat at Cherry Fiesta parade

Did you see our lightly used "new" pontoon boat in the parade and our highly trained boat crew? We'll be launching it on Osoyoos Lake soon!   What should we name our pontoon boat? Did you see our cool looking swan? that accompanied us in the parade? What do you think...

OLWQS unveils ‘new’ boat at Fiesta Fiesta parade

While at the 71st Annual Cherry Fiesta, checkout the parade where OLWQS will reveal for the first time, its 'new' pontoon boat.   The re-purposed watercraft will sport new signage and a bimini.   OLWQS uses the pontoon boat to measure the water quality of Osoyoos Lake...

Okanagan moved to level two drought as precaution

Okanagan moved to level two drought as precaution First drought notice for 2019 due to snowpack and forecast   MORNING STAR STAFF The B.C. Government has elevated the Okanagan to a Level two drought rating based on our low snowpack, early snowmelt and forecast for a...

The OLWQS is looking for people who care about the environment

Volunteers needed to help test quality of Osoyoos Lake By Osoyoos Times on April 14, 2019 The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society is preparing to start its testing season and looking for new volunteers. (File photo) By Vanessa Broadbent Osoyoos Times The Osoyoos Lake...

Overloaded B.C. invasive mussel-sniffing dog getting help

Overloaded B.C. invasive mussel-sniffing dog getting help Rob Munro Conservation Officer Sgt. Cynthia Mann with mussel-sniffing dog Major. Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Conservation Officer Service March 20, 2019 - 5:00 PM The fight to keep B.C. free of invasive mussels...

Osoyoos United Church Thrift Shop donates $2000 to OLWQS

The Dorcas Ladies of the United Church Thrift Shop presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) from monies it generated through its gift store.    Attending the cheque presentation (l-r) are Louise, Lillian, Kathryn, Gladys, Birgit...

New mussel threat to Okanagan beaches

New threat to our beaches Jon Manchester - Mar 14, 2019 / 12:41 pm | Story: 251540  Castanet.net Photo: OBWB-OkWaterWise The discovery of endangered mussels in much of the Okanagan could have a severe impact on future beach quality throughout the region. Rocky...