Osoyoos schools children to anaylze garbage found along shoreline

Approximately 85 Osoyoos primary school children participated in the OLWQS's annual shoreline cleanup today. Their efforts were bolstered by several local citizens who also volunteered to pick up garbage. After gathering at Gyro Park at 9:30 AM, the children, under...

 Vernon Morning Star North Okanagan Regional District seeks bigger muscles in fight against mussels 113 tickets issued to people who failed to stop at mandatory check stops this year CAITLIN CLOW Sep. 25, 2019 The Regional District of North Okanagan will write to the...

OLWQS hosts Volunteer Appreciation Party

It was a perfect sun drenched fall day for a party at the Osoyoos Sailing Club and to say thank you to the many volunteers that make the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) among the most active and vibrant in the the south Okanagan. Society President Birgit...

OLWQS hosts cleanup Thurs. Sept 26 9:30 AM Gyro Beach

Protectors planning beach clean-up September 20, 2019 Osoyoos Elementary students were a big part of a spring clean last year. This year more than 90 are expected to participate in a fall clean-up — and you're invited to participate as well. Osoyoos residents and...

OBWB’s Anna Warwick Sears inspects OLWQS’ new pontoon boat

OLWQS Board members Iain Fraser and Birgit Arnstein had the opportunity this week to show Anna Warwick Sears, Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) some of the features of the society's upgraded pontoon boat that measures a number of lake water...

Education is key to protect Osoyoos Lake

The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) takes great pride in participating in public forums such as Participation Osoyoos. It's important to explain the monitoring work that the OLWQS undertakes annually to protect and keep Osoyoos Lake beautiful. Engaging...

Vernon Chamber of Commerce has mussel concerns – Castanet

CoC has mussel concerns Darren Handschuh - Castanet Aug 29, 2019 / 9:30 am | Story: 264644 Photo: Contributed The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce wants more information on a tiny mussel that has created some big challenges in Okanagan Lake this summer. In a letter...

Mussels not endangered, OBWB hopeful to resume milfoil control

Mussels not endangered, water board hopeful to resume milfoil control By Osoyoos Times on August 23, 2019 Photo courtesy of OLWQS Due to the presence of Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussels, rototilling milfoil is limited in some parts of Osoyoos Lake this year. The Okangan...

Rototilling ban will stay says province

Rototilling ban will stay says province By Osoyoos Times on August 1, 2019 Due to the presence of endangered Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussels, rototilling milfoil is limited in some parts of Osoyoos Lake this year. (File photo) By Vanessa Broadbent Osoyoos Times Despite...