Water Stewardship Open House, June 9th!
Free family fun on Saturday afternoon 2-5, at the Vernon Yacht Club! Kids activities, gardening tips, demos and lots more to celebrate water stewardship!
This public open house is an all ages fun event to learn about what our community is doing for our lakes, rivers and watersheds! They’ll answer the questions:
What has been done to protect our waterways?
What can we do to protect our waterways?
This event is sponsored by the City of Vernon’s Sustainability Grants program.
As our communities around Okanagan’s lakes grow and visitors to our valley increase there are many things we can do as individuals, businesses and organizations to keep our rivers and lakes clean and conserves our ecosystems. Learn how we can all make a difference with small changes from how we plant our gardens to innovative water use systems and clean boating practices.
2pm – Event begins
2:15pm – Introductions:
– MC, Jing Nui, City of Vernon, Sponsors of the Sustainability Grants program.
1) Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program
2) Regional District North Okanagan
3) Alan Brooks Nature Centre
4) Spa Hills Compost
5) Kelowna Yacht Club Environmental Committee
6) Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society
7) Okanagan Landing & District Community Association
8) Okanagan Basin Water Board – Okanagan Waterwise – lead in to presentation time:
2:30 – 5pm – Presentations and displays (main room upstairs):
Okanagan Basin Water Board – Okanagan WaterWise
2:30pm (5-10 mins) Intro: Don’t Move A Mussel initiative & Make Water Work, campaign aimed at residential outdoor water use in summer. Anna Warwick Sears will lead the “A River Film” question period at 4:40.
Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program
2:40pm (20 mins) Presentation: ‘How can we realize our vision for Okanagan Waterways’
Regional District North Okanagan & City of Vernon
3:05 (10 mins) Presentation: ‘Riparian xeriscaping practices’
Alan Brooks Nature Centre
3:20 (15 mins) Presentation: ‘Connecting youth to our waterways’
Spa Hills Compost
3:40 (10 mins) Presentation: ‘How composting can play a part in water conservation.’
Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society
Display trailer & booth on: ‘Aquatic invasive species’
Okanagan Landing & District Community Association
Booth on: OLDCA
Kelowna Yacht Club Environmental Committee
booth on: Clean Marine BC – Georgia Strait Alliance
4pm – screening of: Ascent Film Inc.’s ‘A River Film‘ (38 mins)
follower by a 20 minute question period. trailer: > https://vimeo.com/235960865
2-5pm – Children’s activities (lower level or upper deck tbd):
Heather Fleming (Tofino Nature Kids)- Giant bubbles, Planting seeds, make a fish and fishing rod & more – thank you Teeter Totter Toys and Britelands
2:30 – 5pm – VYC Boat tours of: NOSA Regatta (weather dependent)
For more information email Pamela at: firstname.lastname@example.org