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Conservation group rallies for support with video

Sage and Sparrow Conservation land.
Image Credit: National Conservancy of Canada
May 26, 2014 - 1:26 PM

PENTICTON - A national nature group made a video to support turning Okanagan land into a national park, in order to protect endangered species and grasslands wildlife.

There has been controversy in the last few months around the Okanagan grasslands and how to keep them protected. Earlier this spring, the Nature Trust of British Columbia, a non-profit conservation group, bought 743 hectares of land, now the Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area near Osoyoos.

Most recently, the B.C. chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society joined forces with three students from the Vancouver Film School to produce a short video to “to give local supporters of the national park a chance to be heard.”

The video premiered last Friday at the Meadowlark Nature Festival in the South Okanagan.

There has recently been controversy around the Okanagan grasslands and how to keep them protected. Earlier this spring, the Nature Trust of British Columbia, a non-profit conservation group, bought 743 hectares of land, now the Sage and Sparrow Conservation Area near Osoyoos.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Meaghan Archer at marcher@infotelnews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

 

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