OLWQS receives funding from FortisBC

Judit Horvath, community and indigenous liaison at FortisBC dropped by the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society’s pontoon boat to present the society with a $3,000 cheque that will be used for the purchase of new water measurement equipment. “FortisBC was impressed with...

Feds jump in to fund invasive mussels research in B.C.

Feds jump in to fund invasive mussels research in B.C. Funding to help combat zebra and quagga mussels Speaking at Penticton’s B.C. Day festivities, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the federal government’s new funding for research and education about...

Grant Awarded to Monitor Okanagan Lakes for Invasive Mussels

SUMMERLAND, BC - Protection of Okanagan waterways from the threat of invasive mussels received a financial boost this summer. The Okanagan and Similkameen invasive species Society (OASISS) received a grant from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation for $17,500 to...

Local funding helps fight mussels in Osoyoos Lake

Funding helps fight mussels Colton Davies - Jul 25, 2018 / 2:16 pm | Story: 232282 Photo: OASISS OASISS Aquatics Crew Lead, James Olson, sampling for invasive mussels at Kalamalka Lake. A local group working to keep invasive mussels out of the Okanagan has received a...

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...