BC gov’t says no to extra funding to stop invasive mussels

No extra money for mussel funding says government Ron Seymour Jul 9, 2020 Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff A pandemic-related ated request to expand a boat inspection program aimed at stopping invasive mussels at B.C’s borders has been rejected by the provincial...

B.C. conservation officers are on the lookout for Invasive Mussels

B.C. conservation officers are on the lookout for this invasive species this summer The province estimates that the potential economic impact of these invasive mussels to hydropower, agricultural irrigation, municipal water supplies and recreational boating could...

OASISS Launches new Zebra & Quagga Mussel video

Penticton Invasive species group launches educational video series on the dangers of zebra, quagga mussels in Okanagan Video shows risk of mussels Chelsea Powrie - Jun 11, 2020 / 11:03 am | Story: 302499 Contributed OASISS The Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species...

Love Our Lake posters adorn Osoyoos main streets

Kudos to the Town of Osoyoos for braving the inclement weather this week to install our "Love Our Lake" banners around Osoyoos. We believe it is important to remind both residents and visitors to our gorgeous town, that everyone needs to be vigilant in order to keep...

OBWB warns against invasive mussel species during COVID-19

Don't forget about mussels John Lawless - May 14, 2020 / 11:15 am | Story: 300019 Photo: Contributed The Okanagan Basin Water Board wants to make sure the fight against zebra and quagga mussels doesn't get lost amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The board hopes the pandemic...

War on water weeds deemed an essential service

RON SEYMOUR Apr 7, 2020 Updated 8 hrs ago The winter-time de-rooting of Eurasian milfoil has ended but the summertime program, which involves the trimming the tops of the lake weeds, will continue despite the COVID-19 pandemic.File Weed-control efforts in...

OLWQS postpones water testing program due to COVID-19 Pandemic

OLWQS is postponing its annual Osoyoos Lake water testing program (that includes the hunt for invasive species such Zebra and Quagga mussels), until further notice. This development is a result of health-safety issues surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic and directives...

Winners Uncork the Sun at @ OLWQS 2020 fundraiser

Kudos to the winners of our 2020 Fundraising Wine Raffle. (l-r) Angela Jackson and Susan Goldsmith were delighted with their good luck as they walked away with more than two cases of Okanagan wine. Special thanks to the many wonderful Oliver-Osoyoos wineries who...

Huge turnout for fundraiser

Thank you to all our volunteers, donors and supporters who helped make our annual beer 'n burger fundraiser a total success. View Post There were numerous door prizes, fantabulous live and silent auction items, great music and wonderful service & food from our...