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Okanagan WaterWise presents...
Don't Move a Mussel
Invasive zebra and quagga mussels are moving closer to B.C. every year. Okanagan WaterWise is pleased to join with the Okanagan Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS) and RBC Blue Water Project and present “Don’t Move A Mussel” – a free, special event featuring Stephanie Hester. As coordinator of Montana’s Invasive Species Council, Hester is on the frontlines of that state’s fight against invasive mussels since they were detected in November 2016. Also, meet Hilo, one of Alberta’s famous mussel-sniffing dogs, and his handler Cindy Sawchuk, who will be speaking on that province’s efforts to keep the mussels out.
Okanagan WaterWise Challenge – Youth contest
TAKE THE CHALLENGE – WIN GREAT PRIZES! Similar to bingo, school classes and individuals throughout the Okanagan, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, are invited to participate in up to three challenges on an “H2O” board that help conserve and protect our water.
Challenges include creek clean-ups, fixing leaks, and more.
Prizes include a 2-hour boat cruise on Okanagan Lake for a private class lesson on Okanagan water, presented with the Okanagan Science Centre, as well as pizza parties and pool passes.
Game board posted soon!
CONTEST STARTS Monday, March 20, and ends April 28.
Get your creative juices flowing! Find past entries here: http://www.okwaterwise.ca/challenge/.
Social Life of Water
Okanagan WaterWise is a proud partner in the Social Life of Water exhibit at Okanagan Heritage Museum. The exhibit uses art, audio, visual media, and storytelling to explore the diverse meanings that water holds and has held for communities, cultures and interest groups in the Okanagan watershed. In addition to exploring the past and present, the exhibition examines our relationship with water in the future, inviting participants to imagine how we might have a more responsible relationship with our water.