Wetland Ambassadors

Ambassadors help to expand our network of wetland supporters that can actively promote the conservation value of Pleasant Valley Wetland Heritage Park and BC wetlands in general at every opportunity.   They highlight the status of fragmented wetlands in the Shuswap and Okanagan watersheds, specifically the Armstrong-Spallumcheen-Vernon area.    Ambassadors help to reach out to provincial government and NGOs to confirm that their published materials are current

The Youth Ambassador program is made possible in part by a grant from the Real Estate Foundation of BC

The Real Estate Foundation of BC fund projects, connect people, and support initiatives that advance sustainable land use and real estate practices in BC.

 

Recent posts

Sharing the Wetland Park Creation Story

In 2018, two wetland ponds were constructed to mitigate spring flooding in a field on a Spallumcheen valley hobby farm. The BC Small Wetlands Association would like to share how these two small wetlands became part of a nature park rich in biodiversity and Secwépemc culture and we have created a how-to guide to share…

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OBWB expands AquaHacking challenge in 2021

AquaHacking is a tech challenge for post-secondary students and young professionals with an interest in freshwater issues, clean-tech innovation and entrepreneurship. As part of the Western Canada AquaHacking Challenge, participants from B.C. to Manitoba are asked to tackle one of five water issues and are paired with mentors to help develop and launch real-world solutions…

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Okanagan Survey highlights water awareness

Kelowna, B.C. – A recent telephone survey of Okanagan residents conducted for the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) finds growing concern for water issues in the valley and support for conservation and protection. Okanagan survey highlights water awareness – Okanagan Basin Water Board (obwb.ca) Okanagan WaterWise (okwaterwise.ca)

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About local wetlands

Sharing two reports published by members of the Wetland Stewardship Partnership ten years ago, both still completely relevant for wetland protection.  

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Okanagan Wetlands Action Plan

OBWB Report, Dec 2019 “This Action Plan can be used by local government and communities to build on or start new wetland strategies and conservation programs. This Action Plan provides guiding principles and a coordinating framework to guide wetland conservation and restoration initiatives across the Okanagan Basin. The intent of this Action Plan is to…

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Pleasant Valley Wetland Heritage Park

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Cattail success

In the fall of 2018 we scattered cattail seeds in the wetland pond and in spring of 2019, a group of volunteers got their feet wet in Spallumcheen road side ditches to dig cattails and plant them in the wetland. Cattails can be notoriously difficult to transplant but we have had great success as both…

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Youth ambassadors are the eyes and ears of wetland conservation

Some willing Grade 12s from a local high school are learning what it takes to become a wetland ambassador.  They are helping NBBS to research the most current and relevant sources of information on the status of small wetlands in BC.   The Wetland Ambassador program helps to promote the value of conserving wetlands to…

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