The importance of Osoyoos Lake and its Watershed

The importance of Osoyoos Lake and its Watershed

The BC Lake Stewardship and Monitoring Program for Osoyoos Lake 2005-2020 is a partnership between the BC Lake Stewardship Societyand the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. The BC Lake Stewardship Society (BCLSS), in collaboration with the...

We need your thoughts on Lake Stewardship

We need your thoughts on Lake Stewardship

WE NEED YOUR INPUT! The executive of the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society is conducting a 'brain storming' meeting at the Sonora Centre on Wednesday November 24, 2021 to discuss how the OLWQS can further expand its lake stewardship role moving forward. Expanding...

OLWQS extends water testing to end of Oct ’21

OLWQS extends water testing to end of Oct ’21

Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society looks to extend testing Posted by Neha Chollangi | Oct 7, 2021 | Featured, News | 0 Bob and Deb Sherwood apply decals at Pioneer Walkway as part of the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society’s...

2021 Water Monitoring Results Released

2021 Water Monitoring Results Released

Many thanks to the hard working crews of the the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society who have completed their pontoon water sampling research for 20221. Under the meticulous direction of John Gates, the OLWQS has assembled water data from four areas on the Canadian...

New Protective cover for Pontoon Research Boat

New Protective cover for Pontoon Research Boat

Directors of the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society proudly show off the new signage on the exterior of the Pontoon cover that protects boat from the elements and bird droppings. It will also be used for winter storage.Left to right are: Dave Kumka, Maxine Boxwell and...

No Invasive Clams found at Legion Beach

No Invasive Clams found at Legion Beach

Great news - OLWQS volunteers Dave Kumka and Adrian Cwikowski conducted thorough sample testings for invasive clams at Legion Beach and found none. IMPACT & RISKS Invasive clams can rapidly reproduce with densities reaching 10,000 per square meter They can...

OLWQS volunteers trained to find Invasive Clams

OLWQS volunteers trained to find Invasive Clams

Volunteers from the Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society were trained this week at Legion Beach in Osoyoos on how to conduct shoreline surveys to look for invasive clams by the Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society (OASISS). Infestations of these...

Did you know that slow-speed boating makes the largest wakes?

Did you know that slow-speed boating makes the largest wakes?

The Size Of Your Wake MATTERS! Many lake goers enjoy spending time taking part in boating activities. While boaters may be aware of rules, regulations, safety, etiquette, and possibly green boating practices, they may not be aware of how boat wake can affect our...

OLWQS elects new slate of Directors for 2021-22

OLWQS elects new slate of Directors for 2021-22

“This past year was like no other for our Society,” says Birgit Arnstein, President, OLWQS. “We adhered to all the health and safety protocols, and managed our communications via email and telephone calls.  And, while we were not able to conduct any of our fund...

OLWQS AGM moved to Sonora Centre Fri July 16

OLWQS AGM moved to Sonora Centre Fri July 16

UPDATE RE: LOCATION OF AGM JULY 16   The Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society (OLWQS) is holding its Annual General Meeting on Friday, July 16, 2021   Annual General Meeting (AGM)   Time: Friday, July 16 @ 11AM   Where: Sonora Centre (Open to the...

Yellow Fish Painting cancelled due to warm weather

Yellow Fish Painting cancelled due to warm weather

  Due to the warm weather conditions we are currently experiencing, the OLWQS's Board of Directors has decided to postpone its annual Yellow Fish Painting of the Town of Osoyoos' storm water grates.   The event was originally scheduled for Sunday July 11th, beginning...