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...

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...