Water board resumes some milfoil rototilling

By Osoyoos Times on November 29, 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 The Okanagan Basin Waterboard...

OLWQS and its role in protecting the integrity of Osoyoos Lake

Partial remarks from OLWQS President, Birgit Arnstein at a Rotary Club of Osoyoos meeting in November, 2019 Photo Credit: Brian Bousquet “The mandate of the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS), a totally volunteer driven organization, is to protect Osoyoos Lake...

2019 Water Data Now Available

Water monitoring data for Osoyoos Lake collected by OLWQS: Each week between May and October, a dedicated crew of Society volunteers go out on the lake and test the water for temperature, depth, dissolved oxygen, pH, specific conductivity, and water clarity (secchi...

Rototiller weed war expands to North End of Osoyoos Lake

Weed war expands again in Valley lakes Water weeds can now be removed by their roots in the areas identified by green dots at the north end of Osoyoos Lake. Some restrictions against roto-tilling, in place since 2013, have been relaxed by the provincial government....

OBWB to launch first AquaHacking Challenge in B.C.

Okanagan Basin Water Board to launch first AquaHacking Challenge in B.C. The Aquachallenge is where students and young-professionals test ideas to improve water issues Students, tech leaders and those with an interest in freshwater issues gathered for the first-ever...

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...